SEND / Learning Support

Introduction and Overview

Church Stretton School is committed to equal opportunities and believes all children are entitled to access an exciting and challenging curriculum.

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are integrated fully into the life of our school.

This enables them to maximise their potential as learners, whilst contributing to the school’s ethos of ‘Achievement for All’.

Pupils may be supported in class, taught in extraction groups or given inpidual support when needed. 

We aim to ensure support matches need and is tailored for inpiduals. 

Church Stretton School prides itself on the progress and attainment of all pupils, including those with SEND. 

In pursuit of these principles, the school has established the following:

  • A Learning Support team made up of HLTAs and Teaching Assistants
  • A resource base with facilities for small group and inpidual extraction work
  • A register of pupils with SEND
  • Adapted accommodation and equipment for pupils with physical disabilities and sensory impairments
  • Training for staff to develop skills and expertise
  • Liaison and partnerships with outside agencies
  • A Disability Discrimination Act policy
  • Differentiated work and approaches throughout the curriculum
  • A thriving reading buddy system
  • Summer school and transition programme
  • Regular testing of progress in reading and spelling

The SEND Policy and Information Report can be found on the school website.

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure revision for tests and assessments
  • Make good use of BBC Bitesize
  • Practise the spelling of key words
  • Support them with the completion of homework
  • Help them learn their times tables

Additional Reading

Please encourage your child to read their Accelerated Reading book.