Special Educational Needs

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we recognise that every child is unique and special.

Within our rich and varied PYP curriculum, every child is given opportunities and support, in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, which should facilitate each child’s chance to reach the highest possible standards. All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and strive to break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners.

All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training.  We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.

The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me and either myself or one of my SEN Team (Mrs Williams or Mrs Hughes) will get back to you. 

Mrs Vicki Adams – SENCO  01322 242011  Email: senco@cherryorchardprimary.org.uk

Events: Event information will be posted throughout the year.

School SEND Information

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers – DfE publication August 2014

Kent Local Offer for SEN

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy SEND Information Report


If you are concerned that your child may have traits of dyslexia, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child’s class teacher and the SENCO to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so.


Support for parents

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Kent

Medical Conditions at school policy

SEND and the Primary Years information

If you require accessible versions of these documents please email: accessibility@latrust.org.uk