Learning Support (SEN/D)

Special Educational Need/Disability

Mel childsOur SENCO Lead is Mrs Mel Childs. 

I feel very privileged to be an Associate Vice Principal and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCO) at Chichester High School. 

I hold a BA(Hons) in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Chichester, the Post Graduate National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination, and have completed my Masters Degree in Special and Inclusive Education from the same university. 

I joined Chichester High School in July 2011 as the school SENCO. I have also been a Head of Year and have been in charge of student welfare. 

I feel very privileged to work in an outstanding school and feel very strongly about students receiving an outstanding education and being a valued member of the community regardless of their special educational needs or disability. 

You can contact Mrs Childs here






SEN Information report

Our Commitment:

Working together with parents, carers and students, all staff and governors will:

  • Provide access to a balanced and broadly based curriculum, including the National Curriculum and set suitable learning challenges for students.
  • Encourage students with disabilities and or special educational needs to engage in school activities together with all students.
  • Help them to overcome any potential barriers to assessment, learning or wider school activities.
  • Respond to the diverse learning needs of students.

The school SEN/D, Accessibility and Intimate Care policies can be found here

Please click here to view the SEN information Report for CHS


Key SEN/D staff within the School



 Key Responsibilities

Mrs Naomi Lewry

Mr Nicholas Taylor (Lead DSL)


Overall responsibility of the provision of education for all students

 Mrs Mel Childs

Associate Vice Principal, SENCO

Responsible for overseeing the day to day provision for students with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities

 Mrs Jo Bailey

Appointed Governor

SEN Governor on Governing body who has responsibility of monitoring SEN provision

 Mr Nicholas Taylor (Lead)

 Mrs Naomi Lewry 

 Mrs Julie Silcock

 Miss Abigail Taylor

 Mr James Freeman

 Mrs Michelle Diplock

 Mrs Jacqui Curtis

Designated Child Protection Leads (DSL)

Ensuring the safeguarding of all students.