Special Needs (SEND)

CJS has two Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators - Mrs Holmes and Mrs Deane-Robson.

If your child is considered to have special needs, we will discuss the situation with you and your child's name will be noted on our school’s register of Special Needs, a confidential document that all schools keep. This helps to ensure that your child’s needs are met within school.


School Accessibility Plan

Admission Arrangements for SEND

Derby City Council Primary Admissions Handbook

Equality Policy


Please refer to the school’s SEND Policy.  At CJS we have a Sensory Area in school with a dark den, fibre optic lights and a bubble lamp. Big cushions and soft toys are also available to help children with sensory difficulties. Children can use these to help then calm down, reflect and chill out when required. We have several classrooms which are fitted with blackout blinds which are suitable for Visually Impaired children.

ALL staff receive up to date training to ensure the best possible support is available for children with a range of SEND.

The Local Offer 

The Local Offer for special needs and disabilities aims to set out in one place, information about provision across education, health and social care for children and young people aged between 0 and 25.

The Local Offer is for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) or disabilities. The Local Offer is available to everyone including those without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

In Derby City the Local Offer has been designed with feedback from young people and parents in mind.

For more information please visit www.derby.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

The new SEND Code of Practice for Parents – this is the PowerPoint presentation that was given at the recent SEND Coffee Morning.


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Chellaston Junior School, Maple Drive, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6PZ

Tel: 01332 701460 | Email: admin@cjs.derby.sch.uk

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