Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Chesterton Community College we are committed to helping all our students realise their potential and we recognise that some students, for part or all of their time at Chesterton, will need extra help and support to do this.

Meeting the teaching and learning needs of all students at Chesterton is a priority for all members of staff. Staff who currently have specific responsibility for special educational needs and disabilities are:

Erinn Heggan (eheggan@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk) Assistant Head Teacher and Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Lucy Scott (Senior Leadership overseeing SEND and Inclusion)

Nicola Von Schreiber (Exams Officer) together with all other staff and support staff.



Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Offer of information and services available in the area for children and young people aged 0 – 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities will be available from September 2014: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20136/cambridgeshire_local_offer

To find out how students at Chesterton with special educational needs and disabilities are identified and supported in school click here School Support

To find out about special exam arrangements for Chesterton students with special educational needs and disabilities click here Exam Support

To get more information about learning difficulties and disabilities and advice on using different strategies to support learning at home click here  Home Support

Or see if we can answer your question on our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  Frequently Asked Questions page here SEND FAQs


The following policy and procedures documents may also be helpful:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice