At Castledyke Primary School we value all of our children. We are an inclusive school; we welcome all with disabilities or special educational needs. We believe, every child has the right to equal access to participate in the school community and to an education which will enable them to access the curriculum and achieve their full potential.
Meet the team:
SEND Co-ordinator (SENCo)/Specialist Teacher for SEND - Mrs N Roberts
Speech and Language TA - Mrs Z Hickling
The Pastoral Team
Safeguarding and Behaviour Lead - Mrs M Potterton
Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Mrs J Peck, Mrs C Young or Mrs M Cook
Pastoral Manager - Mrs M Cook
Pastoral Officer/Attendance Officer - Mrs H Bartlett
If you would like to speak to Mrs Roberts or another member of the SEND team please ring the main office on 01652 632455.
What is Special Educational Need (SEN)
The SEND Code of Practice defines special education needs as:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
Difficulties maybe short term or long term, children may need extra or different help from that given to others. At Castledyke, many steps are taken to support them throughout their time at the school. Quality first teaching and well planned differentiation are essential to achieve this.
Some examples of the support we provide are:
- Dyslexia screening
- Phonics 1:1
- In-house counsellor
- Sensory breaks
- Speech and language
- Occupational therapy
- Small group work
- Bespoke support according to the needs of the child
What specialist services and expertise are accessed by the school?
At times it maybe necessary to consult with outside agencies/professionals for specialist support. These include:
- Autistic Spectrum Education Team (ASET)
- Behaviour Support Team
- CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
- Children and Families Support Services
- Educational Psychology Service
- EWO (Education Welfare Officer)
- External Specialist Teachers e.g. English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Hearing Support
- Learning Support Service
- LACES Team (Support for Looked After Children)
- NHS Specialist Nursing Teams
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Disabilities Team
- School Nurse Support
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Visually Impairment Service
How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?
The school's aim, is for children to participate and have access to all activities (relevant for their year group) whilst at Castledyke Primary School, whether they be in school or out. We will seek advice from parents when planning activities and trips to ensure their child's needs are met.
How accessible is the school environment?
The school site is on one level ensuring accessibility for all. There is a ramp at the main office entrance and all classroom doors lead straight onto the playground. There are disabled parking bays in the school car park which are clearly marked.
SEND Information & Policies
For more information please click the links below:
SEND Information Report 2023/24
3 October 2023 - PDF (271.488 KB)
SEND Information Report 2022/23
3 October 2023 - PDF (199.629 KB)
SEND Information Report 2021/22
3 October 2023 - PDF (202.022 KB)
Castledyke SEND Policy 2023
28 September 2023 - PDF (177.01 KB)
Graduated Approach for Castledyke Primary School
3 October 2023 - PDF (159.392 KB)
Castledyke Medical Conditions Policy 2023
28 September 2023 - PDF (206.065 KB)
Castledyke Disability Accessibility Plan 2023 26
28 September 2023 - PDF (127.385 KB)
Equality Dversity Summer 2023
13 October 2023 - PDF (132.676 KB)
Below are some links to other useful SEND websites:
The SEND Local Offer
Barton Children's Centre
Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Parent Involvement Partnership