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Chaucer Junior School

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The changes in the Children and Families Bill affect the way children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are to be supported in schools. A revised Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Framework has been written and 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 feed back 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 will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.


Chaucer Junior School is well placed to adopt these changes and looks forward to working with pupils and parents/carers  to ensure full inclusive access to our education.


At Chaucer Junior school we aim to support all children to enable them to achieve their potential. To enable us to do this we offer support of many forms to assist them through their learning journey.


Quality teaching is crucial; however for some children intervention and support may be needed to help them to achieve their targets.


To find out more please click on the questions below.




If you have any concerns about your child talk to:


  • Your child’s teacher
  • Mrs S Starling – The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at school
  • Miss J Mee –  Head teacher
  • Parent Partnership Service   Telephone  01332 716930


What does SEND mean?


SEND stands for ‘Special Educational Needs & Disabilities’. It means that your child has some difficulty making progress and action needs to be taken.


Your child may have difficulties in one or more of these areas:


  • Learning (e.g. problems with reading or maths)
  • Communication (e.g. speech and language difficulties, autism)
  • Behaviour (e.g. emotional difficulties, aggressive or withdrawn behaviour)
  • Sensory or Physical (e.g. a hearing or visual impairment, cerebral palsy)


For more information on how we can help your child, please open the 'SEN Parental Info' attachment below.