Outside Agencies

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.

Please visit our Inclusion page on the website for more information.

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

Link to Local Offer


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
Ipsea offer free legal advice to parents regarding local authority commitment to SEN – they have some useful articles relating to the proposed changes

SEND School Offer

Our school’s named Governor for SEND is Mrs M Gartside

and can be contacted on 01260 633120 or by email on chair@marlfields.cheshire.sch.uk


Starting in September 2019 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.