Our SENDCo is Ms Nicola Waylen.
Christ Church CE VC Primary prides itself on its ability to offer, and successfully deliver, a full and stimulating curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need.
The SENDCo, Ms Nicola Waylen, has a immense experience in the role of supporting pupils with additional needs.
The SENDCo works closely with all of the teaching staff who, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom-based support or withdrawn support, sometimes in small group or one-to-one sessions, using resources from within the school and from the support services within the local authority.
As a school we pride ourselves on our ability to support children with a variety of special needs and to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs. The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.
The Wiltshire Local Offer provides information and guidance on services for children and young people, aged between 0 and 25, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This website contains information about education, health, social care, preparing for adulthood, and leisure. It is also your opportunity to provide feedback and help shape the future services. Follow this link to access the Local Offer page for Wiltshire:
How will the school support my child when joining the school and when transferring to a new class or school?
Induction for all Early Years children will start in the summer term before their September start. In the summer, term prior to starting the foundation teachers will carry out Pre-school visits to meet the children and discuss any specific needs with Pre-school staff. A school visit will also be offered prior to your child starting school and if necessary, the school will liaise with other agencies at this time. Each parent is given an induction pack, which will outline specific starting dates and times for that academic year. Please see induction pack for specific timetable. (Available from the school office)
When children move between year groups, the whole school has a transition day when all children spend the day with their new teacher. All information regarding both progress and any additional needs are passed on to the new teacher. Additional transition meetings may be arranged by the SENDCo if required. All year six pupils move to their secondary school on transition day and additional visits can be arranged if required. All children with an Educational Health Care Plan will have a transition meeting both in years 5 and 6 as part of the annual review process. Secondary staff are invited to attend both these meetings to discuss transfer arrangements.