Edleston Primary is proud to be an inclusive school. Our priority is early identification of additional needs. We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that every child can experience success and is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. These children may need adapted or additional support from that given to other children of the same age.
There are four broad categories of SEN:
cognition and learning
communication and interaction
social, emotional and mental health
physical and/or sensory
Staff follow the Cheshire East Graduated Approach to support pupils with additional needs. Across all year groups, there is a wide range of strategies and resources that the teaching staff can use to include children who have special needs or disabilities. Throughout the school, some pupils with high levels of needs may follow a more bespoke curriculum based on their individual needs.
If you feel that your child has additional needs or are concerned about their progress in any of the above areas, you can speak to their class teacher or make an appointment to speak to the school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator); Mrs Astles, via the school office 01270 910325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At Edleston, we have close links with the Educational Psychologist Service, CEAT (Cheshire East Autism Team), Speech & Language Service, Springfield School Outreach, Sensory Occupational Therapy Service, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
We are very fortunate to have an excellent team of teaching assistants, who each bring their own wealth of experience, to work with small groups and 1:1 with the children who have support plans. Regular training is provided to all members of staff from both within school and from outside agencies. Recently this has included: Girls with ASD; Autism Awareness; Supporting Pupils with Complex Speech, Language and Communication Needs; ELSA; MeLSA; Sensory Support and Emotionally Healthy Schools.
For further information on support within Cheshire East, please follow the links below:
Local Authorities identify education, health and social care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have special educational needs or disabilities. They include them in an information directory called the Local Offer.
The Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support team (CEIAS) offers free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
South Cheshire CLASP support those in the local community who are affected by the difficulties associated with parenting along, whatever their circumstances.
Autism Inclusive support autistic adults and children, those with ADHD or any other neuro diversity, as well as their families and carers. Diagnosed or suspected, all are welcome. They host weekly sessions for support.
Senco - Mrs R Astles
Edleston Primary School