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SEND

SENDCo and Deputy Head: Mrs Celine Keleher

 

At St George’s CE Primary School we will support your child to achieve the best they can.

 

At times, children may need extra help with their learning and development and this page will show you the range of support that is available here at St George’s.

 

As always, we will work with parents, carers and other agencies, as necessary, to ensure your child has access to the educational provision required to meet their needs.

 

Should you want to talk about a SEND need or concern:-

 

  • The first person to contact is your child’s class teacher.
  • Your next point of contact is Mrs Celine Keleher (SENDCo). Appointments can be made via phone call 0161 480 8657, email office@st-georges.stockport.sch.uk or speaking in person in the morning on the door.

 

  • For additional advice regarding SEND you can also contact:
    • Parents in partnership Stockport (PIPS) – Parent/carer form info@pipstockport.org Tel: 07786101072
    • SENDIASS- Stockport 0161 4803189 stockport@kidsorg.u
    • The SEND section at the Local Authority on 0161 474 2525 / specialeducation@stockport.gov.uk.
    • Parent and Carers Together on 07786 101 072 / info@pactstockport.co.uk 
    • Stockport SEND families closed- parent led support group- stockportsendfamilies@gmail.com

 

We are happy to speak to prospective parents about SEND needs and arrange a tour of the school. Please contact the School Office to arrange an appointment. You can email the head teacher at the following address: office@st-georges.stockport.sch.uk

 

 What is SEND?

 ‘A child or young person has SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

 

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

(a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or

(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.’

(SEND Code of Practice 2015)

This is a broad definition covering all children and young people from 0-25 years of age.

 

The SEND Code of Practice 2015 identifies 4 main areas of need:

1. Communication and Interaction

2. Cognition and Learning

3. Social, Mental and Emotional health

4. Sensory and/ or Physical Needs

All schools are required to provide information to parents about how they will support children and their families if a child is deemed to have special educational needs. The provision and support offered at St George's CE Primary School is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of its pupils. As a result the information on these pages concerning SEND will be reviewed and updated regularly.

For further information please read the school SEND Policy below.

COVID-19 information for pupils with SEND

Stockport Local Authority SEND Information and Links

Stockport SENDIASS Support

The SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) team offer free, confidential and impartial support to parents and carers of Stockport children and young people aged between 0 and 25 who have or may have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Please see below St George's SEND documents.

SEND Policy

Accessibility Plan 2021-2024

Online Parent/Carer Course

Solihull Approach

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Across the UK and internationally, the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence-based model in trainings, online courses and resources.

Stockport Local Authority are offering this free support and training to all Stockport families. Should you wish to access the support a link and the access code can be found below.

https://inourplace.co.uk/

Access Code: REDROCK

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