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Christ Church Primary

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

“Many of the pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs make rapid progress through careful attention to providing the right support.” – Ofsted, February 2012


All Lambeth Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

  • The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
  • You can find Lambeth's Local Offer HERE

The School SEND Information Report

This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. You can access this document below.

School SEND Information Report

Your Child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. What can we at Christ Church Primary, SW9 offer you?

At Christ Church Primary, SW9, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.

Please click on the questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Christ Church Primary, SW9 and how we can support your child:

1) Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)?

2) What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in our school?

3) How can I let the school know that I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?

4) How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?

5) How is extra support allocated to children, and how do they make progress in their learning?

6) Who are the other people providing services to children with SEND in this school?

7) How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with SEND, and what training do the teachers have?

8) How will teaching be adapted for my child with SEND? 

9) How will we measure the progress of your child in school?

10) What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with SEND?

11) How is Christ Church Primary, SW9 accessible to children with SEND?

12) How will we support your child when they are joining this school? Leaving this school?

13) How will we support your child’s emotional and social development?

14) What access do our SEN pupils/students have to facilities and extra-curricular activities available to all children?