SEN

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Churchstanton Primary School believes that all children should be given every opportunity to achieve and be successful. Each child has their own individual strengths and needs. This page aims to give parents and careers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) a useful path towards information and advice regarding their child.

You can contact Mr Turner (SENCo) through the school office:

Tel: 01823 601354

or

email: sch.105@educ.somerset.gov.uk

​Local Offer

The changes in the Children and Families Bill and the introduction of a new SEND Code of Practice, affect the way children with (SEND) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:

  1. Children and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
  2. Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHCP guidelines from September 2014 (existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
  3. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single SEND support category for children who need extra specialist support.

Local authorities are required to develop a ‘Local Offer’, which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers in a single place, helping them to understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies.

Graduated Approach

At Churchstanton Primary School, when we plan any learning opportunity, our learners and their needs are the central focus. For some of our learners, additional support is required to allow us to support the next steps in their learning journey. Additional support may be given for a set period of time or for a longer period to ensure every learner can access our curriculum effectively and are fully included in learning opportunities and school events. Our parents are informed, included and supported throughout such periods of provision.

Our Local SEN Offer