Inclusion & SEND

At St Chad’s Primary School we aim to work together to help every child meet their potential. At St Chad’s we believe that all children are entitled to an education which meets their individual needs, where inclusivity underpins our practices.

What to do if you are concerned about your child. 

If you are worried about your child in anyway, please make an appointment with the class teacher to discuss your concern. We always have an ‘open door’ policy to help in anyway. 

Should the class teacher need advice on matters raised, they will speak to Mrs Hunter, the SENCo. A meeting between the class teacher, SENCo and yourself may be arranged to discuss further actions. 

You can contact Mrs Hunter directly by emailing or by phoning the main office on 01606 663683 and arranging an appointment. 

About our school

At St Chad’s we follow the Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC)  approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by CWAC to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All CWAC schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

Following The Code of Practice (2014) we recognise the 4 main areas of Special Educational Need as:

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

What is the Live Well Website?

Live Well Cheshire West is a new website which has replaced the Local Offer. It will help you find local services, support, activities and events for residents in Cheshire West including children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), young people, families and adults.

The site is run jointly by Cheshire West and Chester Council and local NHS partners as part of the Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership.

Which outside agencies do we work with?

At St Chad’s  we liaise closely with a wide range of outside agencies including:

Educational Psychologist

Speech and language Therapy

Outreach Support (Hebden Green)

Art Play

Specialist Autism Team (Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service)

Health and Social Services

School’s Family Support Service

Occupational Therapy

Educational Welfare Officer

Mental Health Support Team

Early Help Assessment Team

We are fully committed to ensuring that your child reaches their full potential and is well cared for at our school.

Please see our SEN Information Report and SEND policy for further information.

Further advice can be sought from:

Information, Advice and Support Service – Provides free, impartial advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEN and/or disabilities. Links to local parent support groups, help with paperwork, preparing for and attending meetings etc.

The Local Offer- this website contains lots of useful information for parents including SEN and/or disabilities, money matters, childcare and health and wellbeing etc.

Useful links for parents: