Our policy is to admit only children who are of average overall intelligence but who are currently underachieving in respect of their cognitive potential because of a significant or complex Specific Learning Difficulty. We offer intensive remedial help to enable pupils to achieve learning levels appropriate to their age so that they may return to mainstream education. The school offers remedial support based on its assessment of the needs of each pupil and - where applicable - the provision described in his/her Statement of SEN or EHC Plan. However, the school cannot commit to the provision of specific amounts of remedial support. The school offers a 'whole school' approach, which aims to balance the requirements of the curriculum with the remedial provision required by each child. The school facilitates access to the National Curriculum at an age appropriate level differentiating the curriculum as required.

We aim to offer a caring and structured learning environment in which each pupil’s self-esteem is nurtured and where mutual respect and courtesy are fostered.

The majority of pupils at Calder House do not have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC Plan, but for any child who does, or for whom English is an additional language, Calder House will satisfy itself that it has, or will acquire, the resources to meet his/her educational and welfare needs. In the event that there is a particular need that cannot be met, this will be made clear by the school to the local authority and parents when the offer of a place is made.

As a whole school specialist provision for pupils with specific learning difficulties, Calder House adheres to the SEND Code of Practice (June 2014) in so far as it is applicable to us - in particular with reference to our duty to have regard to the responsibility of Local Authorities to review on an annual basis the educational provision for pupils with a Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.

Calder House is committed to safeguarding the well-being of pupils and our policies on child protection, safer recruitment, out of school activities, behaviour, anti-bullying physical intervention and exclusion together with our complaints procedures may be downloaded using the links below. They are also freely available from the school office.

Information for Parents
Admissions Policy and Ethos
Advice on Hearing and Vision Tests
Calculation Policy
Curriculum Policy
Complaints Policy and Procedure
Exclusion Policy
Fund-raising Policy
Homework Policy
Parents' Handbook
PHSE/RSE Policy 

A Safe Learning Environment
Anti-Bullying Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy (Pupils' Version)
Child Protection Policy
Drugs Policy
Guidance on Out of School Activities (incl. risk assessment and mini-bus policy)
Health and Safety Policy
Intimate Care Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 (Guidance from DfE - September 2021)
Physical Intervention Policy
Positive Behaviour Policy
Prohibited Items
Putting Young People First: our safeguarding checklist
Medical Conditions Policy (incl. summary of common symptoms and useful templates)
Remote Learning Policy 
Safeguarding Flowchart No.1:  Concerns about a child
Safeguarding Flowchart No.2:  Allegations against an Adult
Safe Use of the Internet

Data Protection (incl. GDPR)
Data Protection Policy

Privacy Notice: Prospective Members of Staff
Privacy Notice: Prospective Pupils and Parents
Privacy Notice: Pupils and Parents

Equal Opportunities
Accessibility Policy
Accessibility Plan
Policy on Racial Equality
Policy on Safer Recruitment

Members of staff at CHS have access to additional on-line resources and policies including the latest version of KCSIE Parts 1 - 5 and the CHS Code of Conduct for School Staff. To request access to these resources please email the School Office.