SEND - Special Educational Needs - Inclusion
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND INCLUSION
Egerton Primary School SEND Overview
Information Report and Local Offer
At Egerton we have a whole school approach to supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability and use the guidance set out in The Equality Act 2010 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014.
At Egerton Primary School. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential, no matter what their needs. We believe all children have the right to have their needs identified, understood and supported in order to achieve success. We believe that all teachers are the teachers of children with special educational needs and it is thefore a whole school responsibility to ensure these needs are identifed and supported. We achieve this through staff workng together and with partnership with children, their parents and carers.
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
- Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information.
- Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school.
- To follow the guidelines set out in the SEN Code of Practice.
- To ensure that all pupils have equal access to a curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.
- To identify children with Special Educational Needs as early as possible and plan a programme of support and intervention to address their needs.
- To regularly monitor the progress of children with Special Educational Needs through 'Team Around the Child' termly meetings, lesson observations, Support Plans and data analysis.
- To provide regular training for staff in relevant areas of Special Educational Needs.
- To evaluate the impact of staff training and provision/intervention programmes.
- To give regular feedback to children and their parents/carers and involve them in the SEND process.
- To ensure that all staff working with SEND children are clear about their role.
- To ensure that the SEND budget is used appropriately to fund high quality resources for children with Special Educational Needs.
- To work effectively with a range of other agencies and organisations.
- A commitment to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
- Relevant policies can be found within the policies section of our school website.
Our SEND Team
- All Staff meet the needs of children, we have a child centred approach that ensures inclusion for all children.
- We have a dedicated Inclusion Team - our Teaching Assistants Team and ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
- Our SEND Governor is Mrs Elizabeth Elliott.
- Our Senco is Mrs Elizabeth Broadbent. If you would like to see Mrs Broadbent, an appointment can be made via the school office or you can email directly on: email@example.com
We follow an ‘assess, plan, do, review’ model that involves all staff, pupils, parents and carers. Together we ensure early assessment and identification of needs and plan targeted support and undertake regular reviews, taking into account the views of children and their parents and carers. The process is explained in detail in our Egerton SEN Information Report, (attached below). This report forms our local offer. We have a dedicated SENDCO who works with outside professionals, parents and all staff. Together they plan to ensure that provision and support is in place for all learning, communication, physical, sensory and social and emotional needs.
We use the Cheshire East SEND Toolkit to ensure Quality First Teaching is in place to meet all needs, using appropriate assessments tools and recommended resources. We capture this information using Initial First Concerns Plan (Early Intervention) or SEN Support Plan (Children who are not meeting age related expectations or who may have a need that impacts on learning or wellbeing. For children with more complex needs, an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) is produced following a 'needs assessment' process with the Cheshire East SEND Team. Our First Concerns Plan is our starting point- this enables us to identify children who may benefit from early targeted intervention to ensure they make progress, meet age related expectations and have positive wellbeing and learning experiences.
The four areas of need we support are:
- C&L. Cognition and Learning
- C&I. Communication and Interaction
- S&E. Social and Emotional
- P&S. Physical and Sensory
This Toolkit is part of the Cheshire East Local Offer. The Cheshire East Local Offer includes information about the support and provision that families can expect from a wide range of agencies for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years old. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/livewell.aspx
Regular staff training takes place to ensure that all staff are aware of early indicators and how to support. Our training is linked to the above 4 areas of need.
In the last 12 months and in this current term (Spring 2022) we have focussed on:
- Learning: Maths No Problem, Multisensory Concrete Pictoral Approach. Dyslexia Friendly Strategies. Little Wandle Phonics, Spelling, Reading.
- Communication: NELI and Wellcomm Language Training. Speech and Language Training from the Cheshire East Autism Team.
- Social and Emotional: Trauma Informed Practice, Positive Handling, ELSA Emotional Literacy, Mental Health Lead Training, Jigsaw PHSE Social and Emotional.
- Physical and Sensory: Sensory Profiling. Sensory 101 strategies.
In Spring 2021 term we have updated training covering:
- The SEND Code of Practice.
- Transition to new class/teacher/setting.
- The use of Social Stories
Across our Inclusion Team we have staff trained in a variety of areas including: included Autism Specific Training, Supporting the Bereaved Child, Mental Health Training, Suicide Training, Whole School Approach to Emotional Wellbeing and Quality First Teaching to support SEND.
SEND and Wellbeing Information, Advice and Support.
We have listed below some of the agencies that we work closely with and who can offer further support to our families: Both Egerton School and the agencies below form part of the ‘Local Offer’ for Cheshire East. These services and agencies can be found via the Cheshire East Local Offer – Livewell. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/livewell.aspx
Mental Health and Wellbeing
http://www.mymind.org.uk/thebox/ For Children and Young People
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/ For Families
Educational Psychology Service
- Nicola West – Principal Educational Psychologist
Macclesfield Town Hall
SK10 1EA Tel: 01625 374794
- Our educational psychologist provides guidance and support to school on a range of issues including special educational needs. She works with parents, carers and staff to identify and support the special educational needs of individual children both at home and school.
Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT)
CEAT provide an excellent service for families living with Autism (a diagnosis of ASC is not necessary.)They have a Family Liaison Officer, Janet Threader, who holds regular coffee mornings to meet parents and carers. Their website recommends resources and websites.
Cheshire East Autism Team
Floor 7, Delamere House C/o Municipal Buildings
The CEAT team offers:
An open contact phone session, Tuesday afternoons 12.30-4.30pm (term time only). Phone 01625 378003 for general advice and information or to discuss specific concerns regarding individual pupils. Please do not leave a message on this number.
a resource library situated within Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach, CW11,1FJ. To book an appointment, please phone 01270 685960. The library contains literature about autism and related conditions as well as a variety of games, activities and resources which can be loaned to individuals. The annual fee is £10 for an individual. It is open Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm in term time only.
Autism Support Organisations
Meets the third Monday of every month at Boar Hound Pub, 37 Brook Street, Macclesfield.
For more information contact Cheryl Simpson:
Telephone: 01625 877761
ChAPS - Cheshire Autism Practical Support
Are you a parent or carer of a person who has Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism? Meet fellow parents/carers on First Wednesday of each month: 7 - 9 pm at Booths Supermarket, Stanley Road, Knutsford or Last Tuesday of each month: 7 - 9 at The Glass House, Crewe Road, Sandbach. Other meetings at Frodsham and Cheshire Oaks.
Also information meetings for parents on the last Thursday of the month 7 - 9 pm at the Blue Cap Pub, Sandiway, Cheshire.
For more info, including autism alerts for Rescue services see
Telephone: 0844 850 8607
A variety of support/groups available. Contact society for information.
Telephone: 01270 580444 (Answer phone) or 0775 241 9271
address: The Old Railway Institute, Prince Albert Street, Crewe, CW1 2DF
Child and Adolsccent Mental Health (CAMHS)
Elm House is the base for our East Cheshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS)
Elm House, The Priory Unit,
Lea Bank Road (off Chester Road)
Telephone number 01625 712042 (0-16 years)
CAMHS also assess for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
National Autistic Society
Telephone: Education Advice Line - 0800 800 4104, Mon – Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Odeon Cinema
The Odeon Cinema in Crewe offers monthly ‘autism friendly’ screenings for children.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cheshire East Information Advice and Support
On 1st September 2014, the Parent Partnership Service Cheshire East became the Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS) service. This free service is available to parents, children and young people living in the Cheshire East area.
They can help by providing access to impartial guidance and support on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability, including the law, local policy and practice, the Local Offer and Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans. Information and contact details are available in the Independent Support leaflet (PDF, 149KB).
Email: email@example.com Tel 0300 123 5166
Dyslexia support Organisations
- Dyslexia SpLD trust
Telephone: 01344 381564
Address: Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BW
- Cheshire Dyslexia Association
Help, information and guidance for parents and teachers of children with dyslexia
Tel: 01270 668600
Leave a message and someone will get back to you
Website: www.cheshire-dyslexia.info (includes a list of schools with the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark)
- British Dyslexia Association
A national voluntary association for dyslexics
Telephone helpline: 0845 251 9002, staffed by volunteers, open from 10:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and open late on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
- St Peter’s Reading Centre at St Peter’s Church Hall
9.30 am to 11.30 am, Friday mornings in term time, by appointment.
Telephone: Appointment and messages via the church office on 01270 762213.
Address: The Office, St Peter’s Church, School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach
- Advice to parents whose children have difficulty with reading
- Information about Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
- Information about other support groups
- Advice and tuition for adults with reading difficulties
Cheshire Centre for Independent Living
Telephone: 01270 500660
Address: Unit 12, Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe, CW1 2AZ
Information on personal budgets, advocacy and family support.
Family Information Service FIS
Telephone: 0300 123 5033
Information on child care, support for parents, rights and applying for school places across all Cheshire East
Friends for Leisure
Telephone: 01260 275333
Address: Albert Chambers, Canal Street, Congleton, CW12 4AA
Helping children to take part in activities across Cheshire East.
Telephone: 01625 511611
Address: Suite 2b Market Street, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, SK10 1EB
Supports families across the whole of Cheshire East.
Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts
Telephone: 01270 255355
Address: Macon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6SL
Cheshire Carers Centre and Disabled Children's Database
Telephone: 0800 085 0307
Address: 146 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HH
Contact a Family
Telephone: National freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm. Office: 020 7608 8700
Address: 209-211 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN
Disability Information Bureau
Telephone: 01625 501759
Address: Pierce Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6ER
Telephone: 01260 295725
Address: Municipal Offices, Market Square, Congleton CW12 1EX
Every Disabled Child Matters
The Wishing Well Project
Telephone: 01270 256919
Address: Jubilee House, St. Pauls Street, Crewe CW1 2QA
If you require any guidance further information advice and support , please contact our SENDCO and Wellbeing Lead, Elizabeth Broadbent, for information, advice, support and signposting.