SEND Policy & Information Report 2020 - 2021

Inclusion & SEND in our school

Christ Church & St Peter’s CofE Primary School is an inclusive school with Christian values at it’s heart!  

Valuing all of our children, treating them as equals, we strive to support all of our pupils to reach their full potential.  We work hard to develop, keep safe and nurture our children, supporting them (and their families) where we can, in all aspects of their life during their schooling.

At Christ Church & St Peter's we welcome, value and respect every person endeavouring to meet all needs in our inclusive community. 

 Mrs Clare Clay 

 Inclusion Lead & SENco

 Mrs Sarah O'Mara

 SEND Lead

Inclusion and SEND Governor  Mr Stephen Cooper
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Telephone: 0116 2302800


Removing & reducing barriers to learning, progress and attainment... 

Our goals Our children will reach age related expectations
Our children will make ‘at least’ good progress
Our children will have a positive sense of self image and worth, with high aspirations
Our children will be organised, confident and articulate
Through: High Quality 1st Teaching
Skilled support
Targeted intervention
A safe, resourced space
Capturing the views of our children
Increased and supported parental involvement
Development of community networks , involvement and support
Our principals Our children and their parents are active participants in decision making
Our children’s needs are identified early and early intervention is provided to support them
We have high quality provision to meet the needs of all of our children
Health, Social Care and Education services and other external agencies collaborate together to improve outcomes for our children

(principles shared in the new code of practice too!!!)

For more information about our SEND Policy click here

A definition

A child or young person has Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child or young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:

- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age

- has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age

For children aged 2+ special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others

(SEND code of practice 2014) 

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) is split into 4 broad areas…


High Quality Teaching is vital for all children and all of our children receive this; however for some children there are occasions when further help or additional support may be needed.  You know your child best and you may feel that your child needs some additional help or support.

This article is to inform you of the types of support available, who can help, how to access this support and what a child with Special Educational Needs might receive at Christ Church & St Peter’s CofE Primary School.

The Phases of Support

The SEND code of practice 2014 states that schools MUST use a ‘graduated approach’ to supporting children with Special Educational Needs and here at Christ Church & St Peter’s CofE Primary School we operate a phased approach to ensuring that we are removing and reducing barriers to learning and ensuring that our SEN provision is of a very high quality.

Our school currently provides provision for a range of needs, including:

  • Communication and interaction, for example, autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, speech and language difficulties
  • Cognition and learning, for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties, for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory and/or physical needs, for example, visual impairments, hearing impairments, processing difficulties, epilepsy
  • Moderate and multiple learning difficulties

This policy and information will be reviewed by SENCo every year. It will also be updated if any changes to the information are made during the year. 

It will be approved by the governing body annually. 

It is our aim, here at Christ Church & St Peter’s CofE Primary School that all of our children receive High Quality 1st Teaching.

High Quality 1st Teaching is teaching and learning that is;

  • Dyslexia friendly
  • Is inclusive; appeals to a range of learning styles and is represented visually, auditory and kinaesthetically; caters for a range of needs
  • Highly differentiated to meet a range of needs and levels of abilities
  • Uses adult support and intervention in a range of effective ways
  • Develops a child’s social, emotional, personal skills and moral understanding
  • Moves a child’s learning on at a good pace
  • Is exciting, interesting, stimulating and relevant!!!

We have a highly skilled and experienced team of staff who may be involved in supporting your child here at Christ Church & St Peter’s CofE Primary School.

This starts with,

Class Teacher providing high quality 1st teaching, differentiated to meet the needs of all of the children. The teachers are available after school each day, to work with children, parents & families
A Teaching Assistant in each year group trained and highly skilled, the Teaching Assistants support teaching and learning in the classroom and deliver intervention to small groups and individuals. They are available before and after school.
Inclusion Team We are also very fortunate to have a team of highly skilled and experienced staff in school that form our Inclusion team!!! The Inclusion team are available to support children and their families.

Range of Provision

Directory of Services of specialist interventions

  Communication & interaction Cognition & learning Social, emotional & mental health Sensory & or physical
Family Outreach        
Nurture Group        
Breakfast Club        
Lunch Club        
Space Table        
Film Club        
Play Therapy        
Lego Therapy        
Silver SEAL        
Therapeutic SEAL        
Better Reading Partners (BRP)         
Better Writing Partners (BWP)         
Numbers Count         
The Space is a purposefully designed classroom. The Space is and can be many things to many people.  It is used all day, every day. Interventions are held in there, clubs are ran in there, groups have lunch in there, people meet in there…

The school staff and Inclusion Team strive hard to make links with, liaise with and signpost people to a range of external providers and agencies that are best placed to support our children and their families; to build teams around children!

Other professionals and services that might work with you and/or your child in partnership are...

Our Educational Psychologist: we employ our own Educational Psychologist through a company called Focus Psychology and our Psychologist is Nneka Ikeogu; she works one day a month

Children in Care Team: Our link teacher is Wendy Brown 

Our School Nurse: Our school nurse is Collette Locke and she can be contacted on 01509 410217

Our Speech & Language Therapist (SALT): Our Therapist is called Hannah Walker, she works in school regularly. 

Our local secondary school, Rawlins Academy, Special Needs Department: Their SENCo is Olivia Redston-Lester and he contactable on 01509 622800.

We also work closely with;

The NHS (a range of services, using SPOC)

Autism & Learning Team: Our specialist teacher is Ashley Harrison

Mountsorrel Youth Cafe: The manager is Graham Lloyd

Supporting Leicestershire Families

Bridge Housing 

Mountsorrel Relief in Need Fund

The Salvation Army

Rothley Baptist Church food bank

SENDIASS (Parent Partnership)

Training Attendee/s Provider
SENCo Net SENCo Forest Way
SEND Conference SENCo Forest Way
Understanding children's behaviour and how their brain works Teachers and support staff

Dr Nneka Ikeogu

Educational Psychologist 

Team Teach Senior Staff & Inclusion Team  LCC


The Leicestershire Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families information about help and services in Leicestershire.

There is opportunity for you to tell the Local Authority what you think of the Leicestershire Local Offer and your experience of services and facilities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

You can also find feedback about the Leicestershire Local Offer from parents and people who care for and work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Also find out what the Local Authority have done in response.