At Chidham we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.

We recognise that there will always be children with a wide range of individual needs within our school.   This may include children who are exceptionally able in some way, children with specific learning difficulties, children with physical disabilities, sensory impairment, or children with behavioural difficulties.

Each class teacher has the responsibility to teach effectively all pupils within the class by planning and providing the appropriate level of work to meet individual needs.  All teachers are encouraged to share concerns about any child in their care and to gain advice and support. Our policy of liaison and partnership with parents ensures that you will immediately be made aware of any issues which may arise.

The school offers additional, teacher and teaching assistant support, which accords with the stages in the Special Needs Information Report which is available on our policies pages.


Friends are highly important to us at Chidham and we value them highly. These are some of our words and thoughts:

A friend is kind.

A friend is always there for you.

A friend is a laugh to be with.

A friend is like a neighbour.

A friend is playful.

A friend is someone who cares about you.

A friend is funny.

A friend is friendly.

By Tess


A friend helps you.

A friend cares.

A friend will always be there.

A friend treats you with kindness and respect.

A friend plays.

A friend shares.

By Lucy T