Inclusion

Welcome to The Cherwell School Inclusion team information page. At Cherwell, we celebrate the individuality of all students, and when extra support is needed for different children, we work together as professionals, parents and with the students themselves to find out what they need and how best to support them. Here you will find all the documents and information you will need about how we make sure this happens.

Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) often need extra help to make sure they can access the curriculum, and we are committed to making sure that these students achieve outcomes at least as good as their peers. We have a strong and dedicated team of teachers and support staff working towards this aim. We will always be available to discuss your child’s needs, and we encourage you to take every opportunity to attend parents’ evenings and events at school.

Please contact a member of the team if you have any concerns or questions. We look forward to working together to make sure your child has a happy and successful time at Cherwell.

Our special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo) is: Dr Martha Hawes
She can be contacted on: mhawes@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

Our SEND officer is: Mrs Sherry Knight
She can be contacted on: sknight@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

Our SEND administrator is: Mrs Melanie Fox
She can be contacted on: mfox@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

Our lead teacher for EAL (English as an Additional Language) is: Ms Jacqui Cheetham
She can be contacted on: jcheetham@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

Our governor with responsibility for SEN is: Mrs Rachael McMullen
She can be contacted on: clerk.governors@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

For enquiries regarding the Communication and Interaction Resource Base (CIRB) that is located at the school, please contact the SENSS admin team on 01865 323070. For enquiries regarding the Hearing Resource Base (HRB) that is located at the school, please contact the hearing base on 01865 515966. (https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/special-educational-needs-and-disability-local-offer)

Information about local support services and what they offer (the 'Local offer') can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council SEN web page

Cherwell School Inclusion Policies and Information