Our School Learning Values are: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP because... we are a BRILLIANTLY HAPPY school where only our BEST will do.
Special Educational Needs and/or Disability
Mrs Sally Brownhill is our Assistant Headteacher responsible for the progress of our most Vulnerable Learners (including SEND and Disadvantaged Pupils)
At Hurdsfield: only our best will do (for every child) no exceptions
Our ethos around SEND is simple:
ALL children CAN, DO and WILL learn! Our teaching is based on ensuring challenge for all of our children in every part of their school life. We will not lower our expectations for pupils' academic success or behaviour but instead ensure we provide all of the support they require to meet our expectations.
Levels of support:
Some children are supported in school with an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan).
Other children are being supported through School-based plans. At Hurdsfield, we have a clear system of identifying children with SEND including a 'First Concerns' register where intervention and support are put in place to support children as appropriate.
Our school has adopted the Cheshire East SEN toolkit for early and accurate identification of children with SEN. We firmly believe in the early identification of developing learning and social needs and ensuring provision is used to close any gap from forming. We take a proactive, not a reactive approach to closing any gaps.
The Cheshire East SEND Toolkit can be found using the following address:
If this applies to your child then you will have been informed and invited to attend a meeting with the class teacher and Mrs. Brownhill. Your views are very important to us when creating targets and deciding on provision for your child. If you wish to discuss any of the paperwork please contact Mrs. Brownhill at any time using the school's contact details.
Working with Parents
Supporting parents is also very important for us at Hurdsfield; Mrs Brownhill will meet with parents of children with additional needs at any time. Our door is always open.
You can call the school on 01625 383 008 or alternatively you can email Mrs. Brownhill using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this section of the site is to provide reliable information sources on different additional needs. Please also see the video section for some interesting videos about children/young adults with Autism and other special needs. This list is not exhaustive and the information does not replace professional advice/diagnosis, our aim is to keep adding to the list of sites.
Speech and Language Needs
An excellent website, clear explanations and further links, general ideas on helping all children with their communication: http://www.ican.org.uk/
Dyspraxia and Dyslexia
Dyspraxia Support: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
More information about Dyslexia: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Parent to Parent (P2P) is a confidential telephone support service for parents and carers of an adult or child on the autism spectrum (recommended by the NAS) 0808 800 4106
NAS Recommended Autism Helpline
Call 0808 800 4104. Lines are open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (free from landlines and most mobiles).
They provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support to people on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals, researchers and students.
Website of the National Autistic Society (NAS): www.autism.org.uk
A Brilliantly Happy School Where Only Our Best Will Do!