Throughout our school we pride ourselves on being an inclusive provision. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all children and recognise that adjustments to practice and specific support may be necessary to meet individual needs. We aim to create a learning environment which meets the needs of each child and our school team works to ensure that special educational needs are identified, assessed and appropriately met, enabling all children to have full access to all elements of our school curriculum.
We believe in working collaboratively to ensure every learner achieves their full potential and ensure that individual success is celebrated. The staff, governors, children and their families are committed to work together to create an inclusive environment where children can learn as individuals and develop their confidence and independence skills. We celebrate the differences between children and ensure that learning experiences and opportunities meet the needs of all.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss Storey. She can be contacted at Chesterton Primary School by telephoning 01223 728392 or by email at email@example.com.
If you have any concerns about your child’s learning please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher or make an appointment with our SEND Co-ordinator Miss Storey.
Meet the Team - Key Roles and Responsibilities
As outlined in the SEND Code of Practice 2015, every teacher is a teacher of SEN. Class teachers, supported by the senior leadership team, should make regular assessments of progress for all pupils and ensure that the appropriate support is in place for pupils.
Miss Victoria Storey
The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans.
Mrs Kate Yeoman
To ensure the school holds ambitious expectations for all pupils with additional and special educational needs and disabilities and to ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties with regard to the SEND code of practice.
SEND Governor - Gwilym Purchase
Support for SEND Pupils
The staff at Chesterton are committed to providing an accessible learning environment that supports the needs of our children. Inclusion is central to our ethos and we recongise that for pupils with SEND, they may need additional support in one or more of the following areas:
- Communication and Interaction (C&I)
- Cognition and Learning (C&L)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
- Sensory and/or physical needs
Below is some information regarding the types of support we are able to offer. If you are concerned about your child, please make an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher regarding the support that is on offer.
SEND Information at Chesterton Primary School
At Chesterton, we are very fortunate to have our own sensory room. Inside the room, there are vibration pads, different coloured lights and objects to touch and feel. The room is designed to help individuals engage their senses.
Cambridgeshire Local Offer
All local authorities working with their partners must publish information about how children and young people 0 - 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported in their area. This is known as the local offer. The local offer includes information on:
- universal services that are available to everyone, such as schools, GPs, (universal services)
- targeted support and services for children and young people who may need some additional, short term support
- specialist services for children and young people who have complex needs and need longer term specialised support
Education Inclusion Advisor Information
Useful Websites for Parents/Carers
Pinpoint - Useful information for Cambridgeshire parents with children and young people with SEND
YOUnited - YOUnited supports children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.