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Churchill Free Special School

General Details

Children and young people aged 8-18 years with difficulties with Speech, Language, Communication and Interaction, including pupils on the autistic spectrum

Who to contact

Name
Mrs Ellis
Position
Head Teacher
Telephone
01440 760338
Email
info@churchillschool.co.uk
Website
http://www.churchillschool.co.uk

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council Website

Where to go

Address
Chalkstone Way
Haverhill
Suffolk
Postcode
CB9 0LB
Area served
Haverhill
Venue Email
admin@churchillschool.co.uk
Venue Website
http://www.churchillschool.co.uk

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Lift, Adapted Toilet
School Transport assistance
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School Type
Special
School Status
Free School
Academy Sponsor/Trust
Samuel Ward Academy Trust
Ofsted
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DfE Number
7009
Last Updated
02/06/2020

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

 We cater for boys and girls aged between 8 and 18 years who are of average or above average cognitive ability, usually with a diagnosis of language and communication difficulties, high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, social pragmatic difficulties and those difficulties associated with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

 The pupils’ needs may be complex, creating significant barriers to learning. They may have associated behavioural difficulties, but they will not have severe learning difficulties or behaviour difficulties that relate to complex emotional problems. 

Each application is assessed on an individual basis. In each case, we take account of the needs of the individual pupil and consider whether the school would be suitable to meet their needs with particular reference to the following factors.

 Pupils will be aged between 8 and 18 years at the time of admission

  • Pupils will be assessed as performing average or above on the Wechsler scale or equivalent assessment measure

  • Pupils will have a statement of special educational needs/ education and healthcare plan, specifying that he/she has specific difficulties with language, interaction and communication or a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, such as high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Due to the variation in diagnostic terminology pupils may be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, autistic spectrum condition, autism, pervasive development disorder. 

  • All staff receive comprehensive and ongoing training in meeting the needs of pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Speech Language and Communication Needs.

  • Most teaching staff have attended the TEACCH 3-day training course.

  • Whole school training includes: safeguarding, manual handling, first aid, training related to administration of medication such as Epi Pens, behaviour management, Social Stories, social skills programmes and Schoolsafe  training in: Legal framework, Theory of de-escalation, Risk Management and Physical de-escalation .

 

Contact
Mrs Kirsty Richards
Telephone
01440 760338
Email
admin@churchillschool.co.uk
Links
Churchill School SEND Local Offer
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties

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