Local Offer Introduction
St Chad’s Local Offer
For Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At St Chad’s, we value the individuality of all of our children. We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter to us and we work hard to develop every area of a child.
St Chad’s strive hard to ensure that all pupils;
• Have a wide and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs,
• Can learn and make progress according to their individual development trends,
• Are assessed using appropriate assessment tools and guidelines,
• Have equal access to resources, provision and interventions as needed.
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age. This means children with special educational needs have provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.
Our School has an Inclusion Leader with part of their role being Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) responsible for the management of provision and or support for identified pupils with SEND. They will also coach and support teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focused provision for children in their class with SEND. All teachers are teachers of SEND pupils and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEN within the classroom.