Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


At St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, we aim for all children to fulfil their potential spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically in order to become independent and enthusiastic learners regardless of the barriers they may face. 

We work alongside families to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) and to ensure support is in place to meet the needs of each child. We aim to identify children with additional needs as quickly as possible and we ensure that families are informed of their child's learning at regular points throughout the year. Star Day at St. Anne's allows families to meet termly with school staff to discuss their child's specific targets and to identify interventions that will be put in place to meet the needs of the child.

Class teachers monitor children’s progress on a regular basis and provide targeted interventions and support within the classroom which may take the form of small group work with either the class teacher or with a teaching assistant. Some children will have an Education, Health and Care plan and these children will be provided with additional support in the classroom. 

The school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Mrs Spurrier and she is supported by Lesley Wrenshall, an experienced Consultant SENCO and Specialist Dyslexia Assessor. The SENCO works regularly with agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service, Cheshire East Autism Team, Community Paediatricians and Speech and Language Therapists. To contact the school SENCO, please email: senco@stannes.cheshire.sch.uk

"Leaders have a curriculum that contains a wide range of subjects. It meets the needs of all pupils well, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders organise the curriculum so that pupils with SEND do not miss out on any subjects." OFSTED (February, 2020)

Link to Cheshire East Local Offer: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities.aspx

Link to Cheshire East Information Advice and Support (CEIAS): http://www.ceias.cheshireeast.gov.uk/home.aspx

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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685353

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