Although Christ Church is an academy, and therefore not a local authority maintained school, our approach to meeting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs is similar to local authority schools. We are supported by the local authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Authority Local Offer
- The Children and Families Bill was enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools have been required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
- The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
The School SEN Information Report
This utilises the Local Authority Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to meet.
What can we at Christ Church Primary offer your child if s/he has Special Needs?
At Christ Church CE Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
Please click on the FAQ (right) to discover more about our provision.
- Q1 Who is responible for SEN at Christ Church School?
- Q2 What kind of support is available to learners with SEND?
- Q3 What should I do if I have concerns about my child's learning?
- Q4 What happens if the school identifies that my child is not making the progress that s/he should?
- Q5 How does the school allocate funds and personnel regarding learners’ needs?
- Q6 Who else provides support for children with SEND?
- Q7 How are teachers helped to support children with SEND?
- Q8 How is teaching adapted for learners with SEND?
- Q9 How do we measure the progress of my child?
- Q10 How does the school support parents of children with SEND?
- Q11 How is the school accesible for children with SEND?
- Q12 How do we support transition for learners with SEND?
- Q13 How do we support your child's social and emotional development?