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Special Educational Needs

We believe that the teaching, learning, attitudes and achievements of every young person matter.  We aim for every child to achieve their potential.  If a child has Special Educational Needs and Disabiities(SEND) we aim to ensure that they have equal access to the curriculum at their own level.

All children need extra help from time to time. However, there are some children who have longer term learning needs, which may be physical, emotional or academic. Our aim at Chaulden is to identify these needs as early as possible.  We monitor children’s progress as they go through the school and give extra support where it is needed.


The provision for children with SEN is guided by the Inclusion Co-ordinator (INCo) and Class Teachers are responsible for leading the provision for teaching and learning for the children with SEND in their class. 


Mrs North is our Inclusion Co-ordinator and oversees with the Class Teachers the learning and progress of all the children who have SEND.  Pupils’ individual Action Plans (IAPs) are reviewed each term; we always consult with parents about how we will support the plan, either at home or in school. This may often include individual or small group work with one of our classroom assistants.  Teaching Assistants and extra adults are a very important part of the way we support children at Chaulden.


If a child has exceptional needs and requires a great deal of support or extra resources, the school can work with the family to make a request for ‘Statutory Assessment’. Please see the school SEND Report for more information.

Delivering Special Provision Locally is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25.

This website aims to bring together information about support and services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, as well as their families, and teaching professionals in mainstream settings.

It also details the work of the Dacorum DSPL (Area 8) partnership and how you can get involved.