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Knights Templar

Community Church School and Nursery

“Be the best they can be, with a thirst for learning,
a zest for living and a spirit of kindness.”


Our job is to help your child achieve the very best they can at school. You know your child best and you may feel that they need some additional help or support for some or all of their time at school.


This page is to inform you of the types of support available for your child at Knights Templar Community Church School. It will help you understand who can help and how this support can be accessed.


All pupils in school receive quality first teaching in the classroom. This means that a range of teaching and learning styles are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs.


All our classes are supported by our experienced team of Teaching Assistants (TAs) who provide individual or group support. You will be informed if your child needs additional support such as a catch up programme or one to one tuition.


SEND Support

The new SEN Code of Practice came into force in September 2014 and gives guidance to schools in meeting the needs of pupils.


If an SEN need is identified and your child needs extra or different support than most children their age, their name will be included in the School’s SEND register and they will receive additional SEND Support. If your child is included in this register you will be informed. Support for your child is provided according to their individual needs. We follow a four-part process as outlined in the new Code of Practice and is indicated below:

  • Assess
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Review


By following this process, we can ensure that your child receives appropriate level of support and that we can monitor effectively their progress.


Somerset Graduated Response Tool

Quality first teaching underpins all educational provision. It focuses on inclusive practice and breaks down barriers to learning. For the majority of children this can be achieved by identifying specific barriers, followed by personalisation and differentiation using strategies as identified in the Somerset Graduated Response Tool. The Somerset Graduated Response Tool breaks down SEN into four broad areas of need. This targets specific support for teachers to plan and for any interventions to take place. You can learn more about the Somerset Graduated Response at:



Education Health and Care Plans ( EHCP)


  • If your child’s needs are complex or severe, a request may be made by Parent/ Carers or the school to the Local Authority to carry out an Education Health and Care (EHC) Assessment of your child’s need
  • If the LA agrees, an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be issued. This document will describe your child’s SEN and the special help they should receive.
  • For children who already have an SEN Statement, the transfer of Statements into EHC Plans will be a gradual process over a 3 year period.

Staff Training


There is a programme of on –going staff training both in school and elsewhere to ensure our staff have the skills and knowledge to support children with SEND. Recent training has included: Trauma Informed Schools Awareness, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Attachment, Emotion Coaching, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant Training, Talkboost, Precision Teaching, Awareness of Autism and ELKLAN.


Somerset’s SEND Local Offer


Somerset’s SEND Local Offer is our local hub of information and guidance for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), their families and professionals in Somerset.  Explore services available to support you and how to access them. 


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Useful Contacts for Parents

The Somerset Parent Carer Forum website can be found here: 


Somerset Parent Carer Forum


Somerset SENDIAS can be found here:


Somerset Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support



Our SEND Policy and Accessibility Plan can be found under Key Information/Policies.

If you would like to contact the school's SENCo for support or advice please contact her via the school office or using the form below:

Where possible, emails will be responded to within 48 working hours.

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