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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Information for parents/carers:

At Pikemere School we have high expectations of all our children and aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all, whatever their ability or needs. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.

The school recognises that children;

  • Have different educational and behavioural needs;
  • Require different strategies for learning;
  • Acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
  • Need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences.

In light of this, class teachers will differentiate or personalise the curriculum to ensure that all children can access teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.

Pikemere School firmly believes in developing a strong partnership with parents/carers and that this will enable children and young people with SEND to achieve their potential. The school recognises that parents/carers have a unique overview of their child’s needs and how best to support them, and that this gives them a key role in the partnership.


Pikemere School Special Needs Co-ordinator:

Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss Claire Beresford. She works closely with all staff, pupils, parents and external professionals to ensure that the needs of all children are met.


Useful information from Cheshire East SEND:

As part of their local offer for children with SEN and Disabilities Cheshire East regularly update their ‘SENDing you the news’ page. Please click on the logo below to be taken to their website or see their latest newsletter here.

Updates for all of the Cheshire East SEN team developments are now in one place for your ease. Please press on the logo below to see these recent developments.

Below you will find the link to the Cheshire East Local Offer for children with SEND.

Local Offer 2022

Cheshire East Toolkit

The Cheshire East Toolkit for Special Educational Needs and Disability ( SEND ) is aimed at all educational providers and settings supporting Cheshire East children and young people aged 0-25 years.

It outlines the provision and support that Cheshire East Council expects to be in place in all educational settings which support Cheshire East children and young people with SEN, and therefore forms an important part of the Cheshire East Local Offer for SEND.

Its purpose is to provide detailed guidance on how educational settings can identify children and young people with different types and levels of need, along with information on appropriate steps and strategies to support them. It also provides clear information about when a request for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment, or specialist services, may be required.

Cheshire East recently updated the SEND Toolkit in September 2023

SEND Toolkit

Files to download:


Pikemere SEND Information Report September 2023 [Reviewed]

CMAT Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions policy 2024-2025

EYFS Admissions Policy 2023-24

EYFS admissions Policy 2024-25

Accessibility Plan 2023-26

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