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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at Challock


A child or young person has SEN (Special Educational Needs) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education l provision to be made for him or her.”

(Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years, January 2015)


At Challock Primary School, we make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need such as dyslexia and autism. Through this provision, we are able to meet the needs of the majority of our children.  On occasion, it may be necessary to request additional funding or support in order to meet the needs of the child though High Needs Funding (HNF) or the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT.  Parents will be involved in this process and kept informed of the provision in place and outcomes of requests for support.  Some children have more complex/severe needs and these may be formalised through a Statutory Assessment and the issuing of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).  The decision to carry out a Statutory Assessment and/or to issue an EHCP is taken at County level and not by the school.


All decisions relating to SEN are made in line with the SEN Code of Practice and Challock Primary School’s Special Educational Needs Policy.


Some children are identified with SEN before starting at Challock Primary School while others will be identified as they progress through the school.


Children may be identified by parents/carers, Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants or though outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), North East London NHS Foundation Trust (Nelft), medical services or the Early Years Intervention Teams.  Ongoing assessment data and analysis may also identify individual children or vulnerable groups that may require additional support or further assessment.  Once identified, children may be placed on the school’s SEN Register as SEN Support or they may be included on the vulnerable/monitoring list.


Appropriate interventions are implemented and reviewed through provision mapping.  The provision map will also include other groups of children who may require additional focus or support.  Some children may require very specific programmes of intervention to meet individual needs and these children may have an individual provision/personal plan.  Class teachers are responsible for the education of the children in their class but they may be guided by other agencies and SEN/Inclusion team.


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCos) at Challock Primary School is:

Miss A Crockford              (Please note that Miss Crockford works on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Further information can be found in our SEN&D Policy (see Policies page within this website)


Please contact the office to speak with one of our SENCo or to arrange a meeting: 01233 740286


Please follow this link to read about KCC’s local offer for SEN:

SEND Evaluation 2021- 2022