Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
All Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
What is the Local Offer? (Cheshire West and Chester and Halton Local Authorities)
From 2014 Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. Therefore, the intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the area. Please visit
https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/ for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information provided by Cheshire West and Chester.
Alternatively visit http://localoffer.haltonchildrenstrust.co.uk/ for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information provided by Halton.
Our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) at Aston by Sutton is Miss Kathryn Wright. Please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Please find our SEND Policy in the downloads section below. Please also click on the 13 questions below for more information about the offer from Aston by Sutton Primary School and how we can support your child.
Below are some websites which you may find useful as a parent of a child with SEN/D:
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
https://specialneedsjungle.com/ – Parent-centred information around SEND
https://www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
You said, we did.
Through the feedback collected from parents of children with SEND, we have changed our practise at Aston.
You said the name IEP Parents Evening is too confusing. We renamed the sessions SEN Parents Evening.
You said the SEN Parents Evening sessions were too short. We have made them twice as long.
You said you didn't understand all the jargon around SEN. We created a Glossary of SEN Terms (attached below).
You said you didn't know you could ask to meet the SENDCo directly. We set up drop in sessions.
If you have any other ideas on how to improve SEN provision at Aston, please do not hesitate to get in touch on email@example.com.
Other Resources which may be useful
Please click below in the files resources that you may find useful for
Anxiety, Understanding Behaviours, Speech and Language Milestones, Dyslexia, Making Sense of Sensory Behaviours and a Fact Sheet on Applying for an EHC
Files to Download
1. How does the school know if a child needs extra help? What should I do if I think my child may have additional needs?
4. How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child's learning?
6. What specialism services, experience, training and support are available at or accessed by the school?
8. How will my child/young person be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
10. How will the school support my child to join the school, transfer to a new school or onto the next stage of education and life?
11. How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive? How are disabled pupils supported and treated fairly in school?