At Mobberley C of E Primary School we value all children equally whatever the differences in their abilities or behaviours and believe that every child is important.
We work with children, parents and outside agencies to ensure that special needs are understood and appropriately supported.
We aim to ensure that our pupils at Mobberley C of E Primary School gain equal access to education through whatever provision may be necessary.
We believe it is essential to indentify additional needs as early as possible so if you have any concerns please speak to your child’s class teacher or our school SENDCo.
Mrs Bentzien – SENDCo
Mrs Bentzien will be hosting 15 minute zoom calls each term for parents with children on the school SEND Register or First Concerns Register. The next zoom calls will be in January 2022.
Click here to view the SEND Policy 2021/2022
Click here to view our Autumn Term Progress Report Sept – Dec 2021.
Click here to view our SEND Information Report for September 2021 (updated November 2021)
Click here to view our SEND Report for September 2020 – June 2021.
Click here to view our Local Offer 2021/2022
Click here to view our Accessibility Plan 2021/2022
Click here to view SEND Information for Parents
Click here to view the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities guide for parents and carers.
You can also take a look at the new Cheshire East website called ‘Livewell’ which has information for everything that is available in Cheshire East.
It also includes the new SEND Toolkit which shows how childrens’ SEN needs are met in the authority and in schools.
SEND Toolkit link.
Click here to view SEND Pupil Voice 2020
Mrs Knowles is our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) specialist teaching assistant, who has a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in our Local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home.
Click here to view the information leaflet for ELSA.
Click here to visit the ELSA website.
Dyslexia Information for Parents (taken from 10 Facts Parents Should Know About Dyslexia – Nessy – British English)
Having a good understanding of the type of difficulties caused by dyslexia will help you support your child.
After you have learned about dyslexia, explain it to your child.
Knowing there is both a reason and a solution will help them to deal with it.
1. At the end of a day of reading and writing a child with dyslexia is exhausted.
This is because the brain is less efficient at processing letters and sounds so it has had to work much harder.
When they get home give your child ‘down time’ to relax and switch off before attempting homework.
2. Kids with dyslexia may have good and bad days for no apparent reason.
Some days they can seem to remember then other days everything is forgotten.
Don’t despair with the right approach you will get there in the end.
3. Dyslexia affects everyone differently in many ways
After 100 years of research there is no one definition of dyslexia because it covers so many different areas.
Lots of different skills are used to read, that is why it is so important to identify and understand an individual’s learning strengths and where there is a weakness.
4. With the right help someone with dyslexia can learn to read and spell but they will never stop having dyslexia
Dyslexia is a neurological problem that affects other areas like remembering phone numbers, forgetting books, losing sports kit or remembering spoken instructions.
5. It will take them much longer to do reading and writing tasks
Ask the teacher how long they expect homework to take and explain that this is how long they will be working.
6. Dyslexia is passed on through families
Chances are that one of the child’s parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles has dyslexia.
DCDC2 is a dyslexia gene.
7. Many children with dyslexia have low self-esteem
Finding school work challenging can impact self esteem. It is important for parents to praise every accomplishment, no matter how small. Do not compare success against other children’s progress or accomplishments.
8. There are lots of different names for dyslexia
Dyslexia is a word that covers a range of difficulties. When tests are given they often only have time to look at a few specific areas so the report will identify this area with a different name. Here are some of the other words that all mean dyslexia:
- Learning disability
- Specific learning difficulty
- Developmental reading disorder
- Auditory processing disorder
- Phonological processing deficit
- Cognitive reading disorder
- Visual processing difficulty
9. People with dyslexia are often creative
There are many ways this creativity can show its self. Ideas, music, acting, design, technology, art or even sports.
Focus upon things they are good at. Praising even small achievements helps to maintain self-esteem.
10. Lots of people have dyslexia – it’s nothing to be ashamed of!
- Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties.
- At least 1 in ten people have dyslexia and some statistics suggest 1 in 5.
- More than 2 million people in the UK are severely affected.
Useful Information and Websites for Parents and Carers
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.
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.
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)
http://space4autism.com/ – information about ASC workshops and events for children with autism
https://adoptioncounts.org.uk/ – adoption support for parents
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk – Dyslexia information and support
http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk – Dyspraxia information and support
http://www.autism.org.uk – Information and support about Autistic Spectrum Condition
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/whats_worrying_you/adhd?gclid=CN_S0JmvqdECFfgV0wodHiENJg – Information about ADHD and ADD
http://www.mymind.org.uk/thebox/ For Children and Young People – Mental Health and Wellbeing.
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/ For Families – Mental Health and Wellbeing.