Inclusion/Special Educational Needs & Disability

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At Marlfields Primary Academy we believe that all children have the right to be included in all aspects of school life. As such we strive to enrich the lives of the children in our school by promoting and celebrating community cohesion as well as valuing the individual. We tailor our curriculum to encourage life long learning, real life skills and equality for all learners. As such the school is recognised as being a Flagship School for Inclusion. Please take time to read our current 2020 assessment report.

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Please click here to read our eBook about inclusion at Marlfields Primary Academy

Special Educational Needs & Disability

Marlfields Primary Academy is one of only a few schools recognised by the Inclusion Quality Mark organisation in London as one of ‘Flagship Status’.  This recognises how the school works with a number of different support agencies in line with the new SEND requirements to be a totally ‘INCLUSIVE’ school where all children are valued as individuals.

We work closely with Cheshire East Local Authority with regard to their ‘Local Offer’ and have detailed below our school’s offer for SEND pupils and their parents.

We have also been recognised with a number of awards as shown on the webpage.  All of these awards show how the school strives for excellence and is forward thinking in how to constantly give our pupils new and innovative opportunities for learning.

However this is just a flavour of what we are about and we would strongly urge you to arrange a visit to the school so that we can meet and talk through your own child’s personal requirements.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

SEND Reform

The Children and Families Bill has now become an act of parliament and can be seen here:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/contents/enacted
The act became statutory from September 2014 giving some of the biggest changes to Special Educational Needs for many years.
The SEN team in school are keeping abreast of all proposed changes through a planned programme of training on behalf of Cheshire East LA, and this page will be updated with more detailed information as we recieve it.

The Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS) Team offer confidential support and information to children and young people with SEND, their parents or carers.

Please visit their CEIAS website for further information.

In light of the proposed changes regarding the Special Needs Code of Practice, Cheshire East has been developing work around a “local offer”.

Link to Local Offer

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localoffer

For further information in the meantime please contact Sandra Isherwood or Sarah Booth in school or you may wish to follow the links below:

A summary of the main provision set out in the bill
http://www.education.gov.uk/a00221161/
Ipsea offer free legal advice to parents regarding local authority commitment to SEN – they have some useful articles relating to the proposed changes
http://www.ipsea.org.uk/

SEND School Offer

Our school SEND Lead is Miss Booth – supported by Mrs Isherwood and Miss Carr.

Our school’s named Governor for SEND is Mrs M Gartside and can be contacted on 01260 633120 or by email on clerktogovernors@marlfields.cheshire.sch.uk

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Starting in September 2020 school will be holding a number of assemblies and events to raise awareness of different disabilities – please watch out for the events on our weekly newsletter and come along and join us.

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