Special Educational Needs

Charlton Church of England Primary School is committed to inclusion and to the development of cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to encourage a sense of community and belonging, and to develop an environment where all children are equally valued, reach their full potential, can flourish and feel safe.

It is our policy to meet the needs of all children who experience barriers to their learning. This may relate to sensory or physical impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development. These barriers may relate to factors in their environment at both home and school.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including attendance, ability, emotional state, ageand maturity. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognisethat these may be long or short term. We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning opportunities which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential. This may include additional provision.

We aim to work closely with parents. The SEN Code of Practice (2014) puts parents at the heart of the discussion about how best to support their children and ensures that we can look forward to working in even closer partnership with parents and health professionals to ensure Charlton children get the best possible support and make good progress.

We are very fortunate to have a qualified SENCO, Amy Tong. Her contact details can be found below. Please email her at any time should you have concernsabout your child. Her working days are Tuesday and Wednesday. On the SEN team we have a qualified Speech and Language Therapist teaching assistant, Rachel Hoskins and a play therapist; together with our Family Liaison Officers, who support our parents with a wide variety of matters. The FLOs, Andrea Charlton and Belinda Lyons can be found on the gate most mornings and afternoons. If you have any concerns or you feel your child may needadditional support please come and talk initially to your child’s class teacher.

Contact email for Amy Tong: amy.tong@charlton.kent.sch.uk
SEN Help Leaflet: Click here
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SEN Policy Click here
ISAK for children and young people Click here
Early Help Leaflet Click here