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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Castlemorton CE Primary provides a rich, broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning and teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning.

Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities. Children may have special educational needs either throughout, or at any time during, their school career.  We ensure that curriculum planning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.

Our SENDCO is Miss Smithson and our Governor with responsibility for SEND is Mrs. Kelly.

Contact email:

Mrs Kelly can be contacted at marking the correspondence for the attention of Mrs Kelly.

Levels of Support and the Graduated Response Explained

We meet children's needs using three levels of intervention, described as ‘waves of support,’ which support access to the new National Curriculum.

Wave 1 is the provision of quality inclusive teaching that takes into account the learning needs of all the pupils in the classroom. It includes differentiated work, flexible groups and creating an inclusive learning environment.

Wave 2 is the provision of specific, additional time limited interventions provided for some pupils who need help to accelerate their progress or enable them to work at or above their age-related expectations. They are often targeted at a group of pupils with similar needs. 

Wave 3 is the targeted provision for a minority of pupils where it is necessary to provide highly tailored intervention to accelerate progress or enable children to achieve their potential.

The Graduated Response

Where a child is identified as having Special Educational Needs, schools and settings should take action to remove barriers to the child's learning and put effective special educational provision in place. This is called SEN support. Support should take the form of a four-part cycle involving the parent and carers and the child. By taking this approach earlier decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised with a growing understanding of the child's needs and of what support will help to secure good progress and good outcomes for them. This approach is known as the Graduated Response.

The following link gives more information about the Graduated Response in Worcestershire.


Additional Information For Parents and Carers

Worcestershire's Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEN) or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  The following link will take you to the Worcestershire County Council Local Offer.