SEND and Wellbeing
Egerton Primary School SEND Overview, Information Report and Local Offer
WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL SEND and WELLBEING PAGE
At Egerton we have a whole school approach to supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability and use the guidance set out in The Equality Act 2010 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014. We also support and promote Mental Health and Wellbeing and offer an Inclusive Education to all our pupils. We follow an ‘assess, plan, do, review’ model that involves all staff, pupils, parents and carers. Together we ensure early assessment and identification of needs and plan targeted support and undertake regular reviews, taking into account the views of children and their parents and carers. The process is explained in detail in our Egerton SEN Information Report, (attached below). This report forms our local offer. We have a dedicated SENDCO who works with outside professionals, parents and all staff. Together they plan to ensure that provision and support is in place for all learning, communication, physical, sensory and social and emotional needs.
Our SEND Team
- All Staff
- Our Senco is Mrs Elizabeth Broadbent. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our SEN Governor is Mrs Elizabeth Elliott.
We use the Cheshire East SEND Toolkit to ensure Quality First Teaching is in place to meet all needs, using appropriate assessments tools and recommended resources. We capture this information using Initial First Concerns Plan or SEN Support Plan.
This Toolkit is part of the Cheshire East Local Offer. 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. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/livewell.aspx
Regular staff training takes place to ensure that all staff are aware of early indicators and how to support. We are an ‘Attachment Friendly’ school and in the last 12 months staff training has, in addition to teaching and learning training, included Autism Specific Training, Art Therapy, Supporting the Bereaved Child, Mental Health Training, Sad, Anxious and Depressed Child Training, Suicide Training, Whole School Approach to Emotional Wellbeing and Quality First Teaching to support SEND. Over the next year we also aim to achieve our ‘Dyslexia Accreditation Status’.
We are also part of the Emotionally Health Schools Project and together with the Egerton RESPECT culture offer an Inclusive Education. We have a whole school approach to Wellbeing. All staff at Egerton promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of all our children and staff. We have a Wellbeing Team in place. We undertake referrals and also plan specific support. This approach is also embedded within school throughout our BRAVE Curriculum.
The Wellbeing Team
- Mrs A Hooper ( Headteacher, Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead)
- Miss M Babinska (Deputy Head Teacher, Safeguarding and Wellbeing Deputy)
- Mrs E Broadbent (Special Educational Needs and Wellbeing Co-ordinator)
- Mrs Lesley Davies - ELSA trained Teaching Assistant
SEND and Wellbeing Information, Advice and Support.
We have listed below some of the agencies that we work closely with and who can offer further support to our families: Both Egerton School and the agencies below form part of the ‘Local Offer’ for Cheshire East. These services and agencies can be found via the Cheshire East Local Offer – Livewell. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/livewell.aspx
Mental Health and Wellbeing
http://www.mymind.org.uk/thebox/ For Children and Young People
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/ For Families
Educational Psychology Service
- Nicola West – Principal Educational Psychologist
Macclesfield Town Hall
SK10 1EA Tel: 01625 374794
- Our educational psychologist provides guidance and support to school on a range of issues including special educational needs. She works with parents, carers and staff to identify and support the special educational needs of individual children both at home and school.
Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT)
CEAT provide an excellent service for families living with Autism (a diagnosis of ASC is not necessary.)They have a Family Liaison Officer, Janet Threader, who holds regular coffee mornings to meet parents and carers. Their website recommends resources and websites.
Cheshire East Autism Team
Floor 7, Delamere House C/o Municipal Buildings
The CEAT team offers:
An open contact phone session, Tuesday afternoons 12.30-4.30pm (term time only). Phone 01625 378003 for general advice and information or to discuss specific concerns regarding individual pupils. Please do not leave a message on this number.
a resource library situated within Sandbach Library, The Commons, Sandbach, CW11,1FJ. To book an appointment, please phone 01270 685960. The library contains literature about autism and related conditions as well as a variety of games, activities and resources which can be loaned to individuals. The annual fee is £10 for an individual. It is open Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm in term time only.
Autism Support Organisations
Meets the third Monday of every month at Boar Hound Pub, 37 Brook Street, Macclesfield.
For more information contact Cheryl Simpson:
Telephone: 01625 877761
ChAPS - Cheshire Autism Practical Support
Are you a parent or carer of a person who has Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism? Meet fellow parents/carers on First Wednesday of each month: 7 - 9 pm at Booths Supermarket, Stanley Road, Knutsford or Last Tuesday of each month: 7 - 9 at The Glass House, Crewe Road, Sandbach. Other meetings at Frodsham and Cheshire Oaks.
Also information meetings for parents on the last Thursday of the month 7 - 9 pm at the Blue Cap Pub, Sandiway, Cheshire.
For more info, including autism alerts for Rescue services see
Telephone: 0844 850 8607
A variety of support/groups available. Contact society for information.
Telephone: 01270 580444 (Answer phone) or 0775 241 9271
address: The Old Railway Institute, Prince Albert Street, Crewe, CW1 2DF
Child and Adolsccent Mental Health (CAMHS)
Elm House is the base for our East Cheshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS)
Elm House, The Priory Unit,
Lea Bank Road (off Chester Road)
Telephone number 01625 712042 (0-16 years)
CAMHS also assess for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
National Autistic Society
Telephone: Education Advice Line - 0800 800 4104, Mon – Fri 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Odeon Cinema
The Odeon Cinema in Crewe offers monthly ‘autism friendly’ screenings for children.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Cheshire East Information Advice and Support
On 1st September 2014, the Parent Partnership Service Cheshire East became the Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS) service. This free service is available to parents, children and young people living in the Cheshire East area.
They can help by providing access to impartial guidance and support on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability, including the law, local policy and practice, the Local Offer and Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans. Information and contact details are available in the Independent Support leaflet (PDF, 149KB).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 0300 123 5166
Dyslexia support Organisations
- Dyslexia SpLD trust
Telephone: 01344 381564
Address: Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BW
- Cheshire Dyslexia Association
Help, information and guidance for parents and teachers of children with dyslexia
Tel: 01270 668600
Leave a message and someone will get back to you
Website: www.cheshire-dyslexia.info (includes a list of schools with the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark)
- British Dyslexia Association
A national voluntary association for dyslexics
Telephone helpline: 0845 251 9002, staffed by volunteers, open from 10:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and open late on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
- St Peter’s Reading Centre at St Peter’s Church Hall
9.30 am to 11.30 am, Friday mornings in term time, by appointment.
Telephone: Appointment and messages via the church office on 01270 762213.
Address: The Office, St Peter’s Church, School Lane, Elworth, Sandbach
- Advice to parents whose children have difficulty with reading
- Information about Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
- Information about other support groups
- Advice and tuition for adults with reading difficulties
Cheshire Centre for Independent Living
Telephone: 01270 500660
Address: Unit 12, Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe, CW1 2AZ
Information on personal budgets, advocacy and family support.
Family Information Service FIS
Telephone: 0300 123 5033
Information on child care, support for parents, rights and applying for school places across all Cheshire East
Friends for Leisure
Telephone: 01260 275333
Address: Albert Chambers, Canal Street, Congleton, CW12 4AA
Helping children to take part in activities across Cheshire East.
Telephone: 01625 511611
Address: Suite 2b Market Street, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, SK10 1EB
Supports families across the whole of Cheshire East.
Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sport and Arts
Cheshire Carers Centre and Disabled Children's Database
Telephone: 0800 085 0307
Address: 146 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HH
Contact a Family
Telephone: National freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm. Office: 020 7608 8700
Address: 209-211 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN
Disability Information Bureau
Telephone: 01625 501759
Address: Pierce Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6ER
Telephone: 01260 295725
Address: Municipal Offices, Market Square, Congleton CW12 1EX
Every Disabled Child Matters
If you require any guidance further information advice and support , please contact our SENDCO and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Elizabeth Broadbent, for information, advice, support and signposting.