Local Offer

Local OfferWe provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, are supported to reach their full potential.

  • We have regard for the New Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 0 to 25 years from September 2014.
  • We will ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs.
  • We will support parents and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • We will identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and meet those needs through a range of SEND strategies.
  • We will work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children’s needs.

Contacting external agencies in respect to a child’s special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) for further advice and make themselves aware of:

SENCO

The role of the Special Educational Needs co-ordinator (SENCO) is crucial for early year’s settings in supporting early identification and intervention for children with special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and will be a useful contact for parents/carers as well as other practitioners if they have any concerns about any aspect of a child’s development.

Our SENCO is  Helen Scott-Martin

The responsibilities for the SENCO include :

  • Having regard for the Reforms in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, The Children and Families Act, of which from the 1st September 2014 the Children and Families Act became law, and the EYFS framework and to follow these guidelines.
  • Ensuring the setting has a SEND policy and is available to view by parents or other practitioners.
  • Having regard to Part 3 of the Act ensures we give good support to children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their families
  • Having regard to the creation of a new single assessment process and an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) where applicable for each child.
  • Ensuring liaison with parents and other professionals takes place from an early stage
    Advising and supporting other practitioners in the setting
  • Updating individuals Professional development through regular training and networking support
  • Ensuring that relevant background information about individual children with SEND’s is collected, recorded and updated
  • Ensuring a smooth onward transition and planning for moving on to school
  • Contacting external agencies in respect to a child’s special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) for further advice and make themselves aware of 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
  • covers support and provision for children and young people with and without an Education, Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Need
  • is set out in one place so families and professionals have access to the same information
  • describes available support and services within Cheshire East, along with provision outside of Cheshire East that families may also be able to access
  • has been co-produced with families and professionals from a wide variety of agencies across Cheshire East https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk
  • You can download a copy of our SEND Policy by clicking on the link below:

SEN (63kb)