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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (July 2014) states that a child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if her or she: 

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  •  has a disability which hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

At Steep we offer an inclusive education, supporting all learners. We will use our best endeavours to make sure that children with SEND achieve their best and get the support that they need. This will help them to become confident individuals and make a successful transition into adulthood.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

The SENCo at Steep C of E Primary School is Mrs Clare Darling-Chalke who is in school on Tuesdays. 

Her role as SENCo is to:

  • Maintain the School’s SEND Register and children’s records of SEND 
  • Co-ordinate provision for children with SEND
  • Co-ordinate timetable of special needs teaching assistants
  • Liaise with Head teacher over the implementation of the School’s policy and the day to day operation of the School’s SEND policy 
  • Monitor all children who are receiving SEND support liaising with class teachers, children, parents and Head teacher where necessary
  • Liaise with external agencies in consultation with Head teacher
  • To meet at least annually with the Governor for SEND
  • To keep up to date with changes/developments in SEND national policy

If your child has or might have SEND and you would like to discuss their needs with Mrs Darling-Chalke please make an appointment via the school office.