School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
01233 712277

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Living and Learning with Faith, Friendship and Fun

Charing Church of England Primary School is committed to inclusion and to the development of cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to encourage a sense of community and belonging, and to develop an environment where all children are equally valued, reach their full potential, can flourish and feel safe.

It is our policy to meet the needs of all children who experience barriers to their learning. This may relate to sensory or physical impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development. These barriers may relate to factors in their environment at both home and school.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including attendance, ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning opportunities which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential. This may include additional provision.

We aim to work closely with parents. The SEN Code of Practice (2015) puts parents at the heart of the discussion about how best to support their children and ensures that we can look forward to working in even closer partnership with parents and health professionals to ensure children at Charing Primary School get the best possible support and make good progress.

Our SENCO is Mrs Izzy Hammond. Her working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please email her on the address below, or contact the school office to make an appointment at any time should you have concerns about your child. 

If you have any concerns or you feel your child may need additional support, please come and talk initially to your child’s class teacher.

Contact details for SENCO:  01233 712277           

SEN Policy and Information Report 2019   

SEN Register and Provision Information for Parents 2019                     

To find out more about the Kent Offer:

Useful Links

IASK support for SEND:

We offer support and advice about special educational needs and disabilities, including social care and short breaks.

The British Dyslexia Association:

The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential

The Autism Charity:

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Kent NHS Trust:

We assess and treat children and young people with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties. We also train and support parents, carers and staff in early years’ settings and schools.

Includes us 2:

Includes Us 2 is a charity providing information, support and social events for disabled children and their families in the areas of Ashford, Dover and Shepway.