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Charlesworth School has an excellent reputation in the field of Special Educational Needs and over recent years has created increasingly effective procedures for identifying and supporting children with learning needs in mainstream classes.

The people responsible for this are:-

  • Special Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) – Miss Kathryn Barton.

  • Educational Psychologist – Miss Sammie Leece

  • Governor for Special Needs – Mrs Dorothy Phillips and Mrs Joy Wright

Children with learning difficulties are catered for in school and specialist agencies are involved as necessary.

Children in school with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP previously known as a Statement) have an allocation of additional funding that may included additional Special Needs Teaching Assistant hours. Other children are catered for through careful differentiation of class activities. The school is involved in working with many outside agencies who offer excellent support.

A copy of the SEND Policy and the current SEN Information Report can be downloaded if you visit our policies page or a hard copy requested from the school office. In addition, Derbyshire Local Offer outlines the provision available for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and for their families. This can be accessed here.


Admission of Pupils with Disabilities

The school has a tradition of taking all necessary steps to ensure that pupils with disabilities are treated no less favourably than other pupils. The school is committed to working with the authority in making any reasonable adjustments that may be identified in the future to meet the needs of individual pupils. The Headteacher and Governors have drawn up a Disability Equality Scheme and an Accessibility Action Plan in line with the Equalities Act (2010). These can both be downloaded from the policies page.

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