Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Our Inclusion Leader/SENCo is Ms Melanie Street, she can be contacted via the school office (office@christchurchhanham.org.uk / 01454 867145)

Our success as a learning community is based on the core principle that every child matters and that learning should match their personal needs and aptitudes. As a team, we are committed to providing high quality education to every child and supporting children to overcome any barriers to learning that they may face. 

We are a friendly, inclusive school who aim to identify children’s strengths and difficulties early (including academic, social, emotional and physical needs) and work alongside parents/carers and the child themselves to find the best way to support them to reach their full potential.

Some children with more complex Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEN/D) may require an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) and some children require external agency input in order to best support them. Our SENCo works alongside parents and carers to ensure that the appropriate provision is organised and will support parents to access what their child needs.

Our SEN/D Policy and Information Report (found below) have been written in collaboration with governors, parents/carers and members of staff and is reviewed at least annually.


CCH SEN Information Report 2020-21

CCH SEN Policy Nov 2020

Accessibility Plan 2019

Resources and Local Services Guide

What happens if I am concerned about my child



Below are some websites which you may find useful as a parent of a child with SEN/D:

www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice

http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk/services-in-s-gloucestershire/ – Supportive parents, information and advice for parents/carers

https://www.sglospc.org.uk/ – South Glos Parents and Carers support group

https://specialneedsjungle.com/ – Parent-centred information around SEND

https://www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers

http://jigsawthornbury.org.uk/ – Jigsaw are a parent and child group and have a lending library of SEN equipment


Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:






Other resources which may be useful:

Sleep Toolkit EYFS

Sleep Toolkit

Anxiety Toolkit

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour Guide

Exam Stress Advice

Speech and Language Milestones

Speech and language top tips

DyslexiaExplained EBook

Parents’ Guide to Toileting

Factsheet – Applying for an EHCP

Making sense of sensory behaviour

South Glos ‘Really Useful Guide’ for parents

Bristol Services Quick Guide

Where to get help – Guidelines for parents