Special education needs & disabilities
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Annabel Wheeldon
(0116) 285 7261
At Christ the King Primary school, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of pupils with SEND. We are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school and have access to a high-quality education. Our school’s aim is to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of all pupils being met wherever possible
This information is to inform you of the types of support available for your child at Christ the King Primary School. It will help you understand who can help and how this support can be accessed.
The changes in the Children and Families Bill affect the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:
- Young people and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feedback to the school on the young person’s progress.
- Education, health and care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
- School Action and School Action Plus have been replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.
Useful website links
- The ‘Family Information Directory’ is a directory for care and support products and services for people living within the Leicester City area and is an invaluable source of support.
- SENDIASS – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice Support Service (Leicester) SENDIASS Leicester is an independent service that offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with SEND as well as young people themselves.
- Council for Disabled Children (CDC) Fact sheets, films and posters designed to help parents, carers, children and young people understand some of the key themes of the new SEND reforms including EHC Plans, Post-16 support, the Local Offer and making decisions.
If you are concerned about your child and would like to discuss this further, please contact the main school office to arrange a meeting.
If you would like to see what support is available from Leicestershire City Council for SEND please click here.