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 . 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) may be achieved.
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 TA’s, Class TA’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:
Sometimes, families go through challenging times and may need support. The Pastoral Team are here to help. The team is overseen by Mr Cook and made up of Mrs Wyatt, SENDCO, Mrs Pope DHT, Mrs Dove TP and Mrs Whybrew TP. Our aim is to work together with families to help to support pupils in times of need. This may be short interventions or time to talk, to more multi - agent interventions which may require 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.