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Christ Church Primary School

SEND & Pastoral

‘Let your light shine’ Matthew 5:16

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities



At Christ Church C of E Primary School we aim to include all our children in our own rich, broad and inspiring curriculum supported by our ethos, values and aims. We want all our children to be independent, reflective, eloquent learners who grow to be happy and compassionate adults. 


We are an inclusive primary school, and warmly welcome pupils with SEND needs. Through our strong partnerships with pupils, parents and staff we can encourage our pupils to  be the best that they can be. Our aim is to meet the individual needs of all our learners, to enable pupils to access the curriculum and help remove barriers to learning. 


Under the guidance of our experienced SENDCO, Mrs Wyatt, we aim to provide early identification and targeted support for SEND pupils.  Her key role is to manage the SEND provision and resources across the mainstream school.

The school may need to seek advice and support from external agencies such as; Early Help, Advisory Teaching Service, Speech & Language Therapy and Educational Psychology Services or other services from Gloucestershire's Local Offer. Together, we aim for the best possible outcomes for all our children, including those with a range of additional and complex needs. The school follow the recommended Gloucestershire SEND Graduated Pathway. Where SEND pupils’ require more targeted support they will be placed on a My Plan. If there are multiple complex issues which require a deeper understanding a My Assessment can be written leading to a My Plan +. If a pupil has complex, challenging and diverse SEND, reaching the threshold of specialist support with High Needs, a request for an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be submitted and extra provision sought. 


Please see the school’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) policy and procedures and our contribution to the SEND local offer. Our aim is to ensure that high expectations, early intervention and appropriate support for all our children is in place, to enable them to flourish and reach their true potential.


If you have a general concern about the progress your child is making please speak to your child’s Class Teacher first. If your concern is directly to do with a SEND or a Pastoral need then please contact Mrs Wyatt SENDCO, who will be happy to discuss your concerns .and make plans for a way forward.


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO):

Mrs Roz Wyatt BA Hons, PGCE Primary, PCGE SPLD, AMBDA


Our SEND Governor is Mrs Sue Lee.


The SEND team consists of EHCP TP’s, Class TP’s and all Teaching Staff, overseen and coordinated by Mrs Wyatt


If you wish to enquire about the Communication and Interaction Centre, please note that they have a separate admissions policy. Please see the C & I Centre Page.


For the Gloucestershire SEND Local Offer, please click on the link below:


Pastoral Support


Sometimes, families go through challenging times and may need support.

Sometimes, for whatever reason, children can struggle to manage their emotions when facing challenges.

The Pastoral Team are here to help.  Mrs Wyatt is the Pastoral Lead and organises provision for pupils and parents needing support. All teachers are mindful of when children are feeling dysregulated, worried, anxious, or when behaviour  in school or home is becoming difficult to manage.  The Pastoral team can offer some 1-1 or small group targeted support. This may range from check ins in the mornings or through the day, a block of work involving a session a week, using the THRIVE Approach, or small group sessions. These sessions are led by teaching partners: Mrs Dove, Miss Freer and Mrs Whybrew. Before these sessions start, it is normal practice to gather information, so the right targeted intervention can be planned. Generally, we use questionnaires such as the Strength & Difficulties Questionnaire, ELSA questionnaire, Blob tree and the online THRIVE profiling questionnaire. Parents will be consulted and their views sought regarding their children's strengths and difficulties. Working together with parents will enable the child to make progress in confidence and reduce stress and worries.  Our aim is to work together with families to help to support pupils in times of need. 



When support is needed in the home environment as well as school environment, a request to early help can be made by the school. This request may result in a family support worker, working with the family for a short period of time. During this time it may be appropriate to make a holistic assessment which will be conducted through a team around the family (TAF) meeting and lead to a My Assessment and My Plan +. 


Christ Church use the THRIVE approach as a reparative resource to assess, plan, support and review a pupil's social, emotional and mental health needs. 



Contact: Mrs Wyatt email: 

Phone: 01242 523392