Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our children and we are committed to the principle of inclusive classrooms. Our vision is that all our children will be able to flourish spiritually, academically and emotionally throughout the whole of life, living out love and justice for all. 

All teachers are responsible for planning a differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of specific groups of children and responds to their diverse learning needs. We use our best endeavours to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required. In such cases, extra support will be provided, a bespoke programme will be developed to overcome the difficulties that they face and an individual programme of support drawn up (alongside parents, child and school) to monitor and track the progress of that individual child.

A child or young person has special educational needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty or disability (SEND) which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. This may be:

 • Communication and interaction

 • Cognition and learning

 • Social, mental and emotional health

 • Sensory/physical

Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting.

Click here for SEND Inspection Framework

At Guilden Sutton, SEND is co-ordinated between the Headteacher (Mrs Theresa Rainford), the SENDCo (Mrs Nia Mullen) and the SEND Governors (Mrs Sheena Bayton and Mrs Emma Neal). We are also extremely lucky to have specialist support staff who are able to teach children with specific needs.

Jill Lowman – Specialist Dyslexia Teacher

Anna Robinson and Olivia LIghtfoot-Ward - ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) - To learn more about this, please CLICK HERE.

Rebecca Tall – Specialist Dyslexia Assessor

Anu Brown and Gail Southern– Beanstalk Reading Support

We continually strive to develop and maintain positive working relationships with all parents/carers so that they feel happy, comfortable and secure to come into school, at any point of their child’s education, to discuss any concerns they might have, as we know the importance and value of working as a team.

If you have any queries or would like to talk to a member of our SEND team, please do not hesitiate to contact the school office, who will direct you accordingly. Alternatively, please see the attached links and information below.

The Information Advice and Support Service has produced a fact sheet for parents and carers about the Local Area Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Inspection. It is important for parents and carers to know about the inspection as Ofsted and CQC will want to hear from families about what differences the reforms have made to their lives. The fact sheet gives details about the inspection process and how they can become involved. Please click on the https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/ link to find out more about the help, support and services available through Cheshire West & Chester.

Click on the links below to view them:

Our School Policy and SEN Report may be found in the Policies, Plans and Reports page of this section of our website. Please use the link at the bottom of the page.

Local Offer

Code of Practice

CWAC New Ways of Working

National Autistic Society

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Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School is in a semi-rural location at the heart of the village of Guilden Sutton, on the outskirts of Chester. The school is a lively, happy place where all are treated as individuals within a Christian family atmosphere.
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