As a Christian school, inclusion is at the heart of our mission and ethos. We believe that children’s needs in the first place should be addressed by quality first teaching, the differentiated curriculum, caring staff within a clear Christian ethos / community / environment of staff / pupils / parents. Wherever possible children should be integrated within the class and not taken out.
We appreciate that for children to be identified with SEN can be difficult for some parents and that is why good communication and working in close partnership is so important. We are keen that any special educational needs are identified and support is put in place but that a child is not defined or limited by his / her SEN.
Each child is unique and we believe that God has granted each child different talents and abilities. Part of our approach to SEN provision within our school is to celebrate progress in the widest sense and each child as an individual.
This SEN policy works alongside, and in conjunction with, the Local Offer offered by Cheshire East Local Authority. Prestbury CE Primary School’s part of the Local Offer can be found on the Cheshire East Local Offer site www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localoffer.
This includes information on the Identification of SEN, Teaching Learning and Support, Keeping Students Safe and Supporting Wellbeing, Working Together and Roles, Inclusion and Accessibility and Transition.