Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome?
Is a disability caused when a person has an extra copy of Chromosome 21. It is a lifelong condition and typically means that a person with the condition will have a learning disability. Each person is unique and has different strengths and needs .

At St Benedict’s
We work closely with the Cheshire Down Syndrome Society. Staff have had lots of training and use Makaton sign language to aid communication with children with Down Syndrome and others with communication barriers. We raise awareness of the disability with fundraising days and school assemblies.
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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Hall Road, SK9 3AE
Hannah McGuire | Headteacher 01625520207
Diocese of Shrewsbury Cheshire East
SENDCo Tamsin Vernon |
Designated Safeguarding Lead | Hannah McGuire
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead | Catherine McBride and Tamsin Vernon
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