Christ Church CE Primary and Nursery Academy

An EXCELLENT Church School in all areas. OUTSTANDING Early Years provision.

Learning to live together, together living to learn. “Learn from Me.” (Matthew 11:29)

For every child to reach their God-given potential in a positive, caring and aspirational environment.


Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) department at Christ Church CE Primary and Nursery Academy.




We believe all children are unique and special. Our SEND team are committed to providing a varied and inclusive education for all of our pupils, reflecting our school Christian values and our mission statement, ‘Learning to live together, together living to learn’. ‘Learn from me’. Class teachers, teaching assistants, and our SEND team, work hard to identify the individual needs of our pupils so that we can adapt our curriculum to be inclusive of all Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Through regular Pupil Progress meetings, we can identify the needs of our pupils, and plan strategies and intervention groups to help them achieve to the best of their ability. We all aim to work in partnership with parents/carers, other teachers, teaching assistants, outside agencies (such as an educational psychologist) and especially the children themselves. If you are concerned about your child please contact the class teacher in the first instance, and if you would like to discuss your child’s SEND further please ring me or ask for me at the Reception desk. Our SEND Policy is available on our school website for any parent/carer who wishes to read it for further information. Able and Talented Children Children demonstrating particular skills or abilities are identified and given opportunities to extend and practice these within appropriate lessons. As part of teachers’ regular planning they ensure that the needs of all pupils are catered for, including the more able as well as those requiring support. Many children are signposted to particular extra-curricular opportunities, such as: choir, art events, sports events and clubs, festivals, opportunities to speak in front of audiences during Mass in Church or through Business Ambassadors meetings across the town.

Mrs Gill Searle

Contact details:   01424 422953,