At Mobberley C of E Primary School we have a whole school approach to supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability and use the guidance set out in The Equality Act 2010 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014
We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential, no matter what their needs. Our school welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own particular needs recognised and addressed in order to achieve success.
We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed. Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to succeed.
We believe it is essential to identify 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 (NASENCO Qualified 2015)
Mrs Bentzien will be hosting 10 minute zoom calls each term for parents with children on the school SEND Register or First Concerns Register. The next zoom calls will be on June 12th 2023.
Click here to view the SEND Policy 2022/2023
Click here to view our Whole School Provision 2022/2023
Click here to view the SEND Information Report 2022/2023
Click here to view the SEND Attainment and Progress Data for July 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 Local Offer 2022/2023
Click here to view our Accessibility Plan 2022/2023
Click here to view SEND Information for Parents
Click here to view the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities guide for parents and carers.
Click here to view a Parent Guide for Challenging Behaviour from Young Minds
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 2023
What is challenging behaviour?
Just like us, children behave differently at different times. Feeling upset, sad, cross, frustrated and
lots of other kinds of emotions is a normal and healthy part of their life. Many children go through
phases of testing boundaries, and they are likely to behave in ways that are harder to manage when
they are tired, ill or stressed. It is normal for younger children to have tantrums sometimes, while
older children may sometimes shout, storm out or lash out.
When we talk about ‘challenging behaviour’, we mean behaviours that are persistent and difficult for
both you and your child to manage – and that may have a significant impact on your child’s wellbeing,
daily routine, school life, and relationships with family and friends.
Examples of behaviour:
• Having lots of angry outbursts or ‘tantrums’
• Regularly shouting, swearing and being very argumentative
• Frequently shoving, hitting, biting and kicking other family members or children at school
• Kicking, hitting, smashing or damaging things in the home
• Regularly refusing boundaries and routines, including not wanting to respond to reasonable requests
• Behaving impulsively and taking physical risks – for example climbing in ways that are unsafe and breaking things
• Blaming others for their behaviour
• Being unkind or bullying towards other family members or children at school
• Persistently getting into trouble at school
• Refusing to engage in conversations about what’s going on or to access support
This behaviour can affect your child’s wellbeing by:
• Getting in the way of daily routines that are important for their wellbeing – such as sleeping, eating, being active and spending quality time with you
• Putting them or other people at risk of harm
• Preventing them from having positive experiences within the family or at school
• Negatively affecting their relationship with you
• Disrupting their learning and their ability to make friends at school
• Leaving them isolated and/or withdrawn
For both you and your child, this kind of behaviour can feel overwhelming – especially if it’s
happening on a daily or weekly basis. Remember that even when things feel really stuck, there are
things you can do to help your child find new ways of managing their feelings – please see the Parent Guidance Leaflet below which details ideas and strategies to help manage difficult behaviour at home.
Please click here to view the Parent Guide on Challenging Behaviour
Dyslexia Awareness Week 3rd October – 7th October 2022
Seeing Dyslexia Differently video for children.
Xtraodinary People Made by Dyslexia book read by Princess Beatrice.
Dyslexia Explained – an ebook for parents and carers.
The Smallest Things Charity
Please click here to view information on Premature Births.
As a school, we are aiming for all staff to be aware of the needs of children born prematurely and how best we can support children and families. The information below is taken from The Smallest Things website.
“We know that starting school can be a big step in the journey for families after neonatal care, and many parents worry about the lasting impact of premature birth.
While being born early does not mean a child will have special educational needs, it does increase the chances.
Research tells us that children born prematurely are more likely to have poorer academic attainment and special educational needs compared to their classmates born at full term. While we know that those born extremely preterm (before 28 weeks’ gestation) are most likely to need extra support, research also highlights that children born just a few weeks early may still face difficulties at school.
The cognitive and learning difficulties most commonly associated with premature birth include slower processing speeds, difficulties with memory, poorer visual-spatial skills, attention difficulties and struggles with mathematics.
With an average of two to three children in every classroom being born early, we know that teachers can play a crucial role in supporting and making a difference to the lives of children born prematurely.” – The Smallest Things Charity.
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 (10 Facts Parents Should Know About Dyslexia – Nessy – British English)
Useful Information and Websites for Parents and Carers
Cheshire East Autism Team (CEAT)
Local offer for SEND – https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/local-offer-for-children-with-sen-and-disabilities/education/supporting-send-in-education/pupils-with-asc/resources-for-parents-parents-and-family.aspx
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.