SEND Details

Mrs Cadman

I have worked in Staffordshire schools for the last 20 years and been SENCO for 16 of these years. Please contact me through the school office should you wish to talk about your child and their needs or any queries you have regarding SEND.
01543 421850 or email: office@chadsmead.staffs.sch.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Here at Chadsmead Academy our path forwards involve all children irrespective of their needs. All children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in our school. At Chadsmead this means giving them appropriate access to the school building, the outside environment, the curriculum and the wider school life.

 

The SEND School Local Offer sets out what we at Chadsmead Academy feel we can offer as an Academy to support children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and answers questions regarding Special Educational Needs and Difficulties and the SEND Code of Practice.

  • A child with a learning difficulty is a child that has:
  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
  • A difficulty that prevents him/her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age
  • A physical or mental impairment which has long term* and substantial** adverse effects on a child’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities
  • NB: * long term is more than one yet
  • NB: **Substantial is more than minor / trivial.

 

For independent support for families of children with Special Educational Needs please take a look at the following website:
Link to the SEND Code of Practice:
 
  
SEND Family Partnership: 01785 356921
 
Staffordshire Marketplace(Staffordshire Local Authorities Local Offer)
 
 
Staffordshire Cares Website
National Autism Society
 
British Dyslexia Association
 
Communication trust
 
National Deaf Children's Society
 
CAMHS - Children's Adolescent Mental Health Service
 
Dyspraxia Foundation
 
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 
 
Please click on the link below to visit the Staffordshire Connects SEND Local Offer website:
 
BLAST - Burntwood and Lichfield Autism Support Together
 
An exciting new group covering Burntwood, Lichfield and surrounding areas has been set up for families who live with autism. The group aims to give parents and carers the chance to connect, share information and help each other navigate the challenges of raising a child with autism in a neurotypical world.
 
 
When and where will we meet? BLAST will be held weekly on Thursday afternoons at Burntwood Library.