Introduction to SEND
Chetwynde School values the abilities and achievements of all of its pupils, including those who have special educational needs or a disability (“SEND”), and is committed to providing, for each pupil, the best possible environment for their welfare and learning, enabling them to achieve the best possible outcomes for the next stages of their education and life. In order to achieve this and to fulfil our Mission of producing pupils who are confident, able and responsible, the school tries to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has SEND.
All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND, and our staff team, including the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (“SENDCo”), work with all teaching staff, support staff, parents, pupils and, where necessary, outside agencies, to ensure that every pupil achieves his/her full potential.
Chetwynde School has due regard for the Children and Families Act 2014; the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014; the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2014); Supporting pupils at school with medical needs (DfE Statutory Guidance 2014); the Equality Act 2010; and the Education Act 1996 and associated Regulations.
Full details of how we serve the needs of those pupils identified with SEND are set out in the School’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy. The School’s other Policies which deal with aspects of pastoral care are also followed and integrated into our approach to SEND at all times. The information in our SEN Information Report below provides a summary of our SEND Policy and sets out the measures taken to implement it.