SEND- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

"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)

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.

We work alongside our families, and with the support of outside agencies and specialists, to define and deliver appropriate support for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) in order to meet the needs of each child. This support is outlined in an individula and bespoke SEN Support Plan. Beyond this, a small number of children will require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)- the Local Authority will complete a Needs Assessment to identify whether a child requires an EHCP, specifying the allocation of additonal funding to be used by the school to provide further support for the child.  

Class teachers monitor children’s progress on a regular basis and provide targeted support within the classroom, which may include small group activities with the class teacher or a teaching assistant or formal interventions that take place outside of the classroom. 

To ensure that families are informed of their child's learning, and to support effective working partnerships, SEN Review Meetings are held termly at St. Anne's, to allow families to meet with teaching staff and the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) to discuss the provision provided to meet their child's needs. 


The school SENCO is supported by the following agencies, who provide specialist advice on a regular basis:

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT)
  • Community Paediatricians
  • Speech and Language Therapists (SaLT)

Referrals are made by the SENCO and further advice can be sought by parents from the advice group CEIAS (Cheshire East Information Advice and Support). Please see links below and separate tab on home page.

Ms Alcock is the school SENCO. To contact her, please email:


Useful links:

Cheshire East Local Offer

Cheshire East Livewell Website

Cheshire East Information Advice and Support (CEIAS)

CAMHS- support resources

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St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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