Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

Gainsborough Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive school that aims to provide a caring, supportive and accessible environment in which all pupils are valued equally and are given the opportunity to develop their full potential. We provide a nurturing environment and aim to fully include children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in all aspects of school life. Some children with high levels of need may follow a more personalised curriculum tailored to their individual needs. Within our school, there is a wide range of expertise, strategies and resources that enable staff to embrace our inclusive ethos. This includes provision for children with emotional, social and behavioural needs, as well as academic needs. 

The SEND Team, Mr Simpson and Mrs Wright, are available to talk to you if you feel that your child has any additional needs. They will work with you, the class teacher and your child and, where it is felt to be of benefit, they will approach outside agencies for further advice and support. Our aim is to work co-operatively to the benefit of each child.

WEEKLY SENDCO DROP-IN:

Mrs Wright will be available in the community room between 8:45am and 9:15am every Tuesday to discuss any additional needs that your child may have. These drop-ins are only intended to be brief discussions; if you require a more detailed discussion, please let us know and we can book an appointment or arrange a telephone call. 

THE SEND TEAM:

Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO): Mr C Simpson

SEND Manager: Mrs J Wright

SEND Governors: Mr K Frogatt and Mr M Powell

You can contact the SEND Team here: sendco@gainsborough.cheshire.sch.uk

 

The Local Offer from Cheshire East:

Local Authorities identify education, health and social care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have special educational needs or disabilities. They include them in an information directory called the Local Offer.

Cheshire East's Local Offer can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS):

The Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support team (CEIAS) offers free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

You can find further information about their service by clicking here.

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Be Ready:

- To Listen and Learn
- To Share
- To Follow Instructions
- To Work Hard and Do Your Best
- To Help and Be Kind

Be Respectful:

- Think About Others
- Use Good Manners
- Choose the Right Behaviours
- Talk to Others in the Right Way
- Accept and Celebrate our Differences

Be Safe:

- Play and Learn Safely
- Report Bullying or Unkind Behaviour
- Move Around School Carefully
- Tell an Adult if You Don't Feel Safe
- Look After Each Other

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