Special Educational Needs

At Alexandra Park Primary School, we strive to support all children to enable them to Care, Aspire, Achieve. Our curriculum and universal provision aim to enable all learners to do just this. All our pupils receive Quality First Teaching which are key principles which underpin best practice. This is detailed in Stockport’s Entitlement Framework. We have an inclusive pedagogy and our approaches ensure that our classrooms support any child who may find learning difficult. We want our learners to feel included, make progress and be successful. Our teachers seek to know what works best for each learner, taking time to find out how they learn best which they then use to create classroom strategies which maximise their learning. Teaching assistants work across the school and may support within some classrooms or offer small group work or catch up programmes if needed.

The school works collaboratively to equip all learners with the belief, knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in the next stage of life. Support aims to develop independence; targets are ambitious and emotional well-being and enjoyment are paramount. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and community and work in co-production with parents / carers and external agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

The 4 categories of Special Educational Needs provided for within our school setting are:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory/ Physical

The progress and attainment of every child is reviewed every term by the Senior Leadership Team through Pupil Progress meetings at which time provision may be adjusted to meet identified needs. You will be informed about your child’s general progress through Parent’s Evenings that take place twice a year and through a detailed written report on your child at the end of the year.

If your child continues to have difficulty after interventions or has a high level of additional need when they join the school, they may be considered to have Special Educational Needs. You may have concerns about your child and feel that they need additional help.

If your child is identified as having Special Educational Needs then a graduated approach will be applied. The individual will receive cycles of Assess, Plan, Do, Review (APDR). Children are supported with a SEND Support Plan or with an Educational Health and Care Plan. The level of support that each individual requires will be determined collaboratively with parents/carers and supporting professionals/specialists.

This information report is based on the statutory Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice and the following legislation:

• Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, which sets out schools’ responsibilities for pupils with SEN and disabilities
• The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, which set out schools’ responsibilities for education, health and care (EHC) plans, SEN co-ordinators (SENCOs) and the SEN information report

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children, children with SEN and their families. Please find the link to Stockport’s Local Offer below. This is an important and valuable website which offers support, signposting and advice for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. In addition to this, the Local Authority offers the following SEND E-Learning.

Our school, alongside all the other schools in Edgeley, has been chosen to be part of a new project that will change the way we access support from Stockport Services. This new project will see services located closer to our school and mean that we will have a core team that will regularly visit us.

It will mean that there will now be a; School Nurse, Health Visitor, Social Worker, School Age Plus Worker, or Education Welfare Officer working in our school, ready to offer advice to school staff and to parents. They will become part of our school community and will be ready to help when you need it.

Having one core-team in our school will mean that we will all get to know these professionals and they will get to know us. They will attend meetings and also be able to provide drop-in appointments. They will build relationships with us and it will mean that you can see the same person each time.

In order to make our offer for Alexandra Park Primary School accessible and user friendly, we have structured the information in this SEND Information Report around a set of Frequently Asked Questions.

Our SENCO is Mrs Charlotte Millward. If you have any questions regarding SEND please ring her on 0161 480 5557 or email on charlotte.millward@alexandraparkprimary.uk


Below are some useful links:

Stockport Local Offer

Co-production charter

Entitlement Framework

Stockport I-Outcomes



Understanding Sensory Processing Training


Accessibility Plan
Equality and Diversity Policy
Equality Statement and Objectives
SEND Information Report
SEND Resource Information