Autism support and information.

Special Educational Needs

A child is identified as having special educational needs when there is concern regarding their progress and when the usual provision, differentiation and resources used within the classroom do not enable improvement. There are four identified broad areas of need. These are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory/physical needs

Behavioural difficulties do not necessarily mean a pupil has special educational needs and will not automatically lead to a pupil being registered as having special educational needs.

The ‘Local Offer’ at CELC

At CELC we are very aware that every pupil is different, and as a result, the educational needs of individuals are different.

What we offer pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities will be different according to their needs and it is important to note that the provision is designed by relevant CELC staff and outside agencies working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

All students on the SEND register will have a Person-Centred Plan +. This document will provide all staff with a comprehensive picture of the student’s needs, strengths and strategies to support. A maximum of three targets will be written for each student as part of this document. This plan will be reviewed and updated frequently throughout the school year

Additional provision

CELC offers many different forms of additional provision. These can include:

  • In-class support
  • 1-2-1 support
  • Personalised timetables
  • Flexible grouping
  • Keyworker support
  • Access to a wide range of external agencies.
  • Personalised timetable
  • SEMH coaches

Additional provision is overseen by our SENCo and is designed and implemented by our team of teachers, SEMH coaches and teaching assistants. It is important to recognise that additional provision depends upon the needs of the individual pupil.

In addition, all of CELC’s pupils benefit from a range of teaching and learning experiences, a range of differentiated learning materials and regular monitoring of academic progress.

For more information about our ‘Local Offer’ for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, please contact our Acting SENCo Zoe Johal -