Special Educational Needs, Disability [SEND] and Inclusion

Our Inclusion Manager and SENDCO [Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator] is Mrs Goodwin. Mrs Goodwin is also the teacher of our Busy Bees. Busy Bees is a small class of children who have education health care plans. [EHCP] These plans are put into place to support the children with their moderate learning difficulties and complex needs. Busy Bees is funded by the local authority and it is known as the resource provision. Further information can be found in our local offer below.

In order to contact Mrs Goodwin you can contact the school office on 01244257350 or via email admin@acresfieldacademy.org.ukĀ  or email her directly on vgoodwin@acresfieldacademy.org.uk.

Acresfield is an inclusive community. Inclusion is embedded in all areas of our school life. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures the learning needs of all children are catered for. Our inclusive curriculum provides all pupils with relevant and challenging learning and we respond to pupils’ diverse needs. We are committed to overcoming barriers to learning. Our work was recognised with the award of the Inclusion Mark.

All of the children are supported in their learning environments through quality teaching. The learning of all the children is regularly monitored and their progress assessed. For those children that require some additional or different action to enable them to learn more effectively, additional support is put into place. For further details of this support and more detailed information relating to our SEND provision, including our resource provision, please click on the following link. Local Offer

The local authority also has a range of information for parents relating to special needs. To access this information, please open the following link http://www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk.

Making a Complaint

If you are unhappy about the level of support your child is receiving for their special need, please, in the first instance, talk to the school about your concerns. You can contact the school and ask to speak to the headteacher Mr.Dixon or the SEND lead, Mrs Goodwin, to express your concerns. We are confident we will be able to resolve any issues you have and agree a way forward. However, if you feel your concerns are not being addressed and you wish to make a complaint, please see our Complaints Policy, which is in the Policies section under ‘For parents.’ The policy outlines the steps you can follow.