Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Cherry Tree Academy we work collaboratively as an Inclusion Team to support all pupils.
The Inclusion Team consists of:
Headteacher: Miss C Newley
SENCO Team: Mrs C Young and Mrs C Jarman
Family Liaison Designated Member of staff: Mrs K Jackson (Mrs A Mason-Woods - Maternity Leave)
Speech and Language Centre Lead: Mrs V Donnelly
If you would like to make an appointment with any of the Inclusion Team, please contact the office on 01206 575224.
Our Approach to Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs:
Our aim is to provide all our pupils with an excellent academic education together with the necessary life and social skills to ensure that when they leave the school they can confidently look forward to enjoying the next chapter in their lives. Throughout their time with us, we focus strongly on a curriculum which helps pupils gain the skills they are likely to need, to have choices at the next stage of their education in their future.
To achieve our aim we want all our pupils to feel happy, comfortable and secure in the school and for them and their parents to have absolute trust and belief in our teaching staff, all of whom are dedicated and committed to helping pupils realise their full potential. At the heart of our mission is the drive to provide excellent teaching at all levels and to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that are at all times challenging, motivating and inspiring. Above all, we want out pupils to develop a love for learning that they can carry through life. We cannot always remove the barriers which many of our pupils face in their learning and development, but we can help them to overcome some of these barriers.
In the school we have fostered an inclusive ethos and our community of staff work together collaboratively to develop and implement our policies and practices. We operate a pupil centred approach to teaching, based on the careful assessment of individual pupils strengths and needs. This is kept under constant review and amended as required. Central to our approach to teaching is our aim to provide a culture in the school and a learning environment in which all pupils achieve their confidence to develop to the maximum of their ability in all areas.
Our SENCO team is Mrs C Young and Mrs C Jarman
SEN Policy and Information
SEND Guidance for Parents (Code of Practice Related)
The Essex SEND Information Advice and Support Service for parent with SEND children
One Planning Guide
Self Regulation Strategies
Zones of Regulation for Parents
Educational Psychologist Service Parent Helpline and guide for when they are involved with your child
Independent North East Essex Speech and Language Therapy Service Forms
Below are links to helpful webpages or document downloads which will support Parents of children with additional needs.
If you are a Parent and know of any local support groups, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Norman and we will add them to our page.