Our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on 26th March 2019.
At Chilton Academy, we pride ourselves in being a fully Inclusive School, which recognises every child as an individual. Every member of staff makes it their priority to get to know each young person in their year group personally – in order to maximise all aspects of their development. We recognise that it is crucial to understand what makes each child happy and how best to motivate and encourage a love of learning in each individual. As well as recognising and identifying general or specific difficulties it is also crucial to recognise talents and interests (in and out of school). No child should ever be defined by a learning difficulty or disability.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
The Trustees, Governors, teachers and support staff at Chilton Academy are here to help you. We understand that every child is different and we endeavour to work in partnership with our families to ensure every child under our care receives the support and help they need. It may be helpful to families to know who you can speak to should you have any concerns about your child’s difficulties with learning, Special Educational Needs or Disability:
- Mrs Carrie Dodsworth, Head teacher, Designated Child Protection Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children.
- Mrs Anna Caine, Deputy Headteacher, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator.
- Mrs Angela Watson, Parent Governor. Special Interest for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
- Mr Andrew Coulthard, Chair of Governors. Special interest for Safeguarding (including Looked After Children)
All of the above key contacts can be contacted at school on (01388) 720255.
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the County Durham Local Offer.