Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

A very warm welcome to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at Tarporley CE Primary School.


About our school

At Tarporley we believe in a partnership between school and home that supports and helps, the learning difficulties or barriers that our children may encounter in their academic and personal and social development.  Our broad and balanced curriculum, and extra- curricular opportunities foster the development of the ‘whole child’, including their well-being, encouraging confidence, resilience, and a love of learning.  We believe that all children can learn and endeavour to support them in an inclusive and nurturing environment, so that they achieve their potential and are able to ‘Let their Light Shine.’ (Matthew 5:16)

 Children are a gift from the Lord: they are a reward from Him. (Psalm 127:3)


Here is a quote from one of our children with Special Educational Needs:

What could be better at school?  It’s just perfect!’



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Mrs Cheryl Booth is our strategic (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator (SENDCo) and works two days throughout the week.

She offers 123 Magic Training.

Miss Emma Nicholas is our Operational SENDCo and is currently teaching in EYFS


Miss Rachel Sims our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and is currently working un UKS2
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Miss Sharon Thomas is our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and is currently working un KS1

Mrs Emma Hart currently training to be another Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Mrs Lisa Smith is our Special Needs Teaching Assistant and has a British Dyslexia Association Accreditation and Irlen’s Screening Qualification.


Our SEND Governor is Mr Martyn Jowatt

What to do if you are concerned about your child. 

At Tarporley CE we believe communication is essential and if you are worried about your child in anyway, please make an appointment with the class teacher to discuss your concern. We always have an 'open door' policy to listen to and support all our families.  Should the class teacher need advice on matters raised, they will speak to the SENDCo and a meeting between the class teacher, SENDCo and yourself may be arranged to discuss further actions.


If you would like to speak to the either the SENDCo or SEND governor, they can be contacted directly or through the school office at: or Telephone 01829 708188


Important Documents include:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

(Department for Education/Department for Health)

Tarporley CE SEND Policy  (Located in School Information/Policies)

Tarporley SEND Information Report  (Located in School Information)

        The  Accessibility Policy


Useful links/resources:


Our Way of Working



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Tarporley CE Primary, Park Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AN

Tel: 01829 708188 | Email:

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