The new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice will play a vital role in underpinning the way we work with our students, who may have a Special Educational Need or Disability.

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well at school and lead happy and fulfilled lives. The school Governors aim to ensure that the school provides a high quality education to children identified through the process of the Code of Practice (January 2015) as having in the main significant learning difficulties, and for each one to reach his/her full potential. This will be achieved through recognising and addressing the needs of the whole child using the school's SEND policy and SEND report.

For children and young people this means that their special educational needs and disabilities will be picked up at the earliest point with support routinely put in place quickly. Children and young people and their parents or carers will be fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve. Importantly, the aspirations for children and young people will be raised through an increased focus on life outcomes, including employment and greater independence.

For further information on support available in Northamptonshire and guidance regarding SEND please click the links below:

» The Special Educational Needs Information Guide for Parents and Carers

» The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015)
» Children and Families Act 2014
» Equality Act 2010
» The local offer
» Information Advice Support Service
» Short animations to help explain the EHCP process and the Person Centred Connection

Contact Learning Support
For any queries regarding SEND, please contact the SENDCO: Debbie Coleman
T: 01295 711 567

» Click here to download the SEND Graduated Approach at Chenderit School

» Click here to download the SEND report

» Click here to download the Chenderit School Access Audit

If you would like to complain about the support Chenderit has provided for your child, please refer to our complaints policy ( If you need support to be able to access this policy, please contact Mrs Deborah Coleman (SENDCo –, Mrs Jan Hooper (Parent Support Manager – and Mrs Allison Smith (Deputy Parent Support Manager –