Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Our Aim at Duddon St Peter's CE Primary is for all children to fulfil their full potential; to be independent and enthusiastic learners and to develop a love of learning, regardless of the barriers that stand in their way; to achieve the school motto 'To be the best you can be'.

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015 and the Children and Families Act 2014, sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of children. We use this code to inform our graduated approach in school that recognises that children learn in different ways and can have different kinds of Special Educational needs. This begins with quality first teaching in class and can then develop into small group or individual, specific interventions. Our aim is to identify, at the earliest opportunity, barriers to learning and to ensure that every child experiences success in their learning and achieves to the highest possible standard. The progress of every child is monitored regularly and children identified are monitored by the teacher and interventions implemented to boost and support.

We work together with families to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND). Once a child has been identified as needing additional support, we will create specific targets for that child either through an SEN plan or a one-page profile. These targets will be monitored and revised accordingly by the Class Teacher, SENDCO and parents. Some children may present with needs that require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan). This will provide detailed guidance to identify how to effectively meet the child’s needs.

Within our school, the SENDCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Mrs Tench. She is responsible for co-ordinating all the support for children with special educational needs (SEND) and or disabilities, and developing the school’s Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND) Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs. 

The SENDCO will regularly work with outside agencies such as the Cheshire West Educational Psychology Service, Autism service,  Speech and Language Therapists, Visual Impairment service, Dyslexic specialist etc. On these occasions we ensure that parents are consulted and kept fully informed of any meetings or assessments that have been arranged on their behalf and copies of any reports are forwarded to them.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Mrs Tench to discuss your child’s needs please contact the office to ask for a meeting with the SENDCO. She will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time. Alternatively email h.tench@dstp.cheshire.sch.uk.

SEN information report

The SEND Information Report explains how the school's SEND Policy is used. It explains how help and support works for children with SEND at Duddon St Peter's CE Primary. It details what happens and how.

Cheshire West Local Offer

Cheshire West publish a Local Offer. The purpose of this Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. It includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care. Cheshire west Local Offer is available from the website

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Contact the School

Duddon St Peter's Primary School

Tarporley Rd

Head teacher:
Paul Hudson B. Ed., NPQH

Main Contact: Abigail Langan

Tel: 01829 781366

SEN Contact: Holly Tench

SEN Email: h.tench@dstp.cheshire.sch.uk