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The Rissington School


The Rissington School is a friendly, vibrant school set in the picturesque Cotswold villages of Great Rissington  and Upper Rissington. We cater for children from 3 to 11 years of age and currently have 230 children on roll, who are taught in either the Victorian building  in Great Rissington or the newly completed building in the developing area of Upper Rissington, Our before and after school provision, "RASCAL"  offers childcare to support our families. "Chipmunks", a provision for pre-school learners, which welcomes youngsters from the term after they reach their third birthday, is on the Upper Rissington site.

 At The Rissington School, we make school a very happy experience. We are a school where there are expectations of excellence, where individuals are valued, achievements celebrated and where children are happy and safe. We have a tremendously energetic and creative staff who are all committed to providing a wonderful primary school education for all of our children. We pride ourselves not only on the high academic standards that our children consistently achieve, but also the development of a love of learning across all curriculum areas and fostering a positive mindset for all children.  

Our school is held in the highest esteem by pupils, staff, parents, governors and the community.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sue Dawe
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01451 820857

Where to go

Great Rissington site
Great Rissington
GL54 2LP


Upper Rissington Site

Mitchell Way

Upper Rissington



GL54 2PL

Local Offer

Local Offer Details


The Rissington School values the contribution that every child makes and is supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all. All children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are valued, respected and considered equal members of the school. As such, provision for pupils with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND. The Governing Body, Head teacher, SENCO and all other members of staff are responsible for teaching children with SEND. This local offer is in line with the school SEND policy, which can be accessed via the website or by contacting the school office.

Contact Name
Mrs S Erasmus
Contact Telephone
01451 820857
Contact Email
Links to further SEND information
The Rissington School SEN Information Report
SEN Provision Type

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary School)
How accessible is your service?

- The Rissington School village site has ramp access to the rear of the main building. It has a widened doorways to allow wheelchair access and has an accessible toilet. The upper classrooms are accessible via a stair lift. The extension at Upper Rissington is designed to be fully accessible to all. Classroom equipment is accessible to all children regardless of their needs, and where additional needs are identified (visually impairment) further advice is sought.

- Extra Curricular activities are available and accessible to children with SEND.

- Children with specific needs with have additional members of staff to help them access the school, curriculum and clubs.

Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

- The SENDCo’s job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEND

- Whole school training is given to staff as and when appropriate

- Staff, who need additional training, are either sent on training courses, or are provided with in-house training when needed.

- The SENDCO is involved with the SEND cluster group based in the North Cotswolds.

- Educational Psychologists and Advisory Teaching Service advisors are involved in training and giving advice to TAs and staff as well as National Health Service specialists such as the Speech and Language Therapist.

- Services which visit the school to help with support/advice and training:

o Parent Support Advisor
o Occupational Health Service
o Advisory Teaching Service for Hearing Impaired, Communication and Interaction
o Educational Psychology Service
o School Nurse
o Specialist Health Advisors (e.g. Diabetes team)
o Speech and Language team

Please add any further information you feel may be of use for the SEND local offer.

- Provision for each child is met on an individual basis. Some children will have support in class; others will be withdrawn for short periods to cover individual work, while some will work on a differentiated curriculum in groups.

Class Teacher input: Teachers endeavour to provide excellent classroom practice.

- The class teacher will have the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in his/her class.

- Teaching will be based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.

- Different techniques and ways of teaching are utilised to fully involve children in their learning in class (e.g. more practical learning).

- Specific strategies are in place to support your child to learn – these may have been suggested by the SENDCo or outside agencies.

- Your child’s teacher will carefully check your child’s progress and will decide how to meet gaps in learning to help him/her make the best progress possible.

- Specific Group work with a smaller group of children.

These groups are called intervention groups or social groups

- They can be run in the classrooms or outside of them

- They can be run by a teacher or teaching assistant

- Your child will engage in the group session with specific targets to help him/her to make more progress

- Sometimes an external professional will guide or run these groups

Specified Individual support

- This can be provided in a classroom setting or outside of the classroom

- This is usually provided via a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

- Children who receive this level of support have been identified by the class teacher, SENDCo and outside agencies to need a particularly high level of support

- Specialist support in school from a professional outside the school - e.g. Advisory Teaching Service, Educational Psychologist may be needed, which would mean a request to the local authority for a EHC Plan or Statutory Assessment

- Once an EHC Plan is in place, it would outline the type of support required and how the school will deliver this support.


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