SEND

Christchurch Learning Centre works collaboratively with the BCP SEN team to ensure that pupil needs are quickly identified and supported appropriately.  We ensure that staff receive regular update training regarding special education needs and support strategies from a number of professionals and agencies.

Interventions and support strategies are planned and monitored effectively in order to encourage progress and success.  We currently work closely with the Educational Psychologist Service (EPS), Special Educational Needs Support Service (SENSS) and Health professionals to deliver appropriately differentiated learning experiences and to co-ordinate application for and management of Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP’s).

Charlotte Tracey is the designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and receives appropriate training to fulfil this role.

If you would like to discuss SEN support for your child please contact a member of your child’s Year Team or alternatively the SENCo directly on 01202 471410 or SENCo@clc.dorset.sch.uk

BCP Local Offer

All local authorities must now develop and publish their Local Offer to explain what is available for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across Education, Health and Social Care. The Local Offer should be:

  • Collaborative –  involving parents, children and young people
  • Accessible – easy to understand and related to your needs
  • Comprehensive – covering support for full 0-25 age range
  • Transparent – clear how decisions are made and who is accountable
  • Up to date – information is reviewed and updated annually

BCP’s Local Offer is continually developing and improving. To date, there are over 500 published Local Offer records from early year providers, schools and Local Authority services. We recommend you find your school or childcare setting to see if their contribution to the Local Offer is available and read what they have said. You may want to feedback to them if you have any comments (they can make changes easily online).

SENDiass4BCP

Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENDiass4BCP, previously Bournemouth SENDiass and Poole SENDIASS, provide a free, confidential, and impartial service for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who live across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and their parents or carers.

We can help if you are a child or young person (0-25 years old) with special educational needs or disabilities or if you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with SEND.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are no longer based at an office and are working towards providing an accessible advice line.  For the moment, we can be reached via at sendiass@bcpcouncil.gov.uk  Our number of 01202 451970 is currently not manned (voicemails will not be picked up) but that will changing during December.

We are open between 9-5 Monday to Friday.

You can find further information, including fact sheets produced by us, on our website.

As a service we can:

  • listen to, and help you to, voice your views and concerns
  • work with you to explore your options
  • help you to understand your family’s rights in relation to special educational needs and disabilities
  • help you to understand your family’s rights in relation to exclusions
  • prepare for and/or attend meetings with you, including annual reviews and meetings about exclusions
  • understand reports, letters, processes
  • support you to write letters and express your views
  • support you through the Education, Health and Care Plan process
  • help you to resolve issues and find solutions
  • provide advice and support on mediation and SEND Tribunals