Special educational needs
Inclusion is an umbrella term we use to describe additional or special educational needs. You can download our 'school offer' for pupils with special educational needs below. There is also a link to the Ealing Local Authority Offer. In the document we answer questions about what sort of approaches we use and how you can find out more.
The term 'special educational needs' (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
The Head of Inclusion, Miss Hughes, is always happy to talk to any parent about any worries or concerns about their child's learning. Please do not hesitate to call for an appointment, ask your class teacher to refer your child or email Miss Hughes directly here. email@example.com
We believe that each human being is uniquely created in the image of God. Some pupils will need a little extra support now and again whilst others will need rather a lot of support to help them achieve the best they can. There are many types of additional need - some physical, some to do with mental health, some to do with learning and others to do with social or emotional interaction. Whatever your child's need - we will work with you to make sure he or she is ably supported, challenged and inspired to be the very best they can.
Inclusion is at the heart of what we do as a school. Do not hesitate to call us if you are thinking about applying to CtS - we will welcome you and will be glad to show you and your child around.
Ealing Local Offer Link
If your child has special educational needs, they may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:
- schoolwork: reading, writing, number work or understanding information
- expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
- making friends or relating to adults
- behaving in school
- organising themselves
- some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school
What to do when things go wrong - or making a complaint
Sometimes, things can go wrong. It is our aim to work in close partnership with parents. We encourage regular communication through home-school books for pupils with additional needs, and we can always be contacted by the email addresses provided to parents. In the first instance, parents should discuss any complaints or concerns with Miss Hughes. firstname.lastname@example.org . However, as our 'school offer' document makes clear, parents can always contact the deputy head, Head of School, or headmaster at any time. The formal complaints policy can be used when these approaches have not brought about satisfactory resolution to your concerns.