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Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10



At Archbishop Cranmer CE Academy we are committed to ensuring equal opportunities, inclusion and freedom from discrimination for all our pupils. We value all children in our school equally and strive to ensure that they enjoy equality of opportunity in all areas of the curriculum.


Below this brief explanation of provision for SEND at Archbishop Cranmer are links to more detailed documents including the SEN Policy, the School’s Local Offer and useful websites.


SEND Provision -


The term 'Special Educational Needs' (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age. Children with Special Educational Needs are assessed when they arrive in school or as soon as their needs become apparent.

Some needs are quite mild, requiring no more intervention than quality first teaching, regular encouragement and monitoring; some children need carefully differentiated work, while others’ needs are greater, and may require one or more of a range of strategies, varying from extra support provided by a Teacher or Teaching Partner to the delivery of specific learning intervention materials administered to small groups or even on an individual basis.

A record of every child on the SEND register logs their needs, the support they have received and their progress and is kept by the co-ordinator.


All teachers have a responsibility to identify and meet the special educational needs of pupils. Those children should be taught together with their peers as much as possible and have full access to the national curriculum. We understand that children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. When planning lessons based around the National Curriculum, your child's teacher will take account of this by looking carefully at how they organise their lessons, classroom, books and materials.


Your child’s progress at school -


All children on the SEND register have a provision map which outlines support and planned interventions, which are logged and monitored using intervention files kept by the class teacher. These documents identify the steps that are to be taken to support the child's learning, learning targets and a date for reviewing progress. Parents are invited to reviews which assess progress made under the current plan and set new targets.


Where the school alone does not have the resources to provide sufficient help for the child a full assessment is carried out and, if the authorities agree to a ‘Education, Heath and Care Plan’(EHCP), help can be provided from central funds. This procedure applies to very few children.  (This process will replace the system of Statutory Assessment and the issuing of a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs.’ Any pupils who currently have a Statement will have them converted to an EHCP as part of the review process.


Many children make good progress when given some extra help and are then no longer recorded on the SEND register; others will continue to need support if they are to make progress in the curriculum.


Policies and Contacts -


We have a Special Educational Needs policy which is available to any parents.  Our policy follows the new Code of Practice for pupils with Special Educational Needs 2014 and the Equality Act 2010.


Mrs Eleanor Hodgson is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).


Should you have questions about our SEND provision,  please do not hesitate to contact the school. 


If you would like further information regarding the new SEN Code of Practice, please click the link below:-


If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child's SEND needs, please contact Mrs Hodgson via the school office.

Healthy Families Team


Healthy Family Teams are part of the Healthy Families Programme. This brings together care provided by the Specialist Public Health Practitioners and their teams. These used to be known as Health Visitors and School Nurses. It also includes the Family Nurse Partnership Programme for young parents and the National Child Measurement Programme. Each team of practitioners and support staff have responsibility for a certain area and work across the 0-19 years age. These are known as ‘Healthy Family Teams’. They work closely with local GP practices, early years settings, schools, midwives, children’s centres, social care, and other services in each area. They make sure there are good links and that, when required, parents and young people can be offered the full range of support they may need. This service is provided to all families living in Nottinghamshire with a child between 0-19 years old. It also covers expectant mums and young people attending Nottinghamshire schools up to the age of 19 years.


The Healthy Families Team offer a range of services which are free and easy to access:

  • Appointment Line: You can access support from our local Healthy Families Team through a range of appointment-based health sessions for parents, children and young people. The Rushcliffe number is: 0115 952942 
  • Advice Line: This is for parents, carers and healthcare professionals who want to speak to the Healthy Family Team for advice or support. Contact: 0300 123 5436 (Mon-Fri 9am- 4:30pm)
  • Parentline: This is a confidential text messaging service delivered by the Healthy Family Team for parents and carers. Text: 07520619919 (Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm)
  • Health For Kids: This website offers fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health. It links parents and children to appropriate health and wellbeing services.