SEN&D

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our SENCo is Ms Gemma Parkin and she can be contacted through the school office or by email: senco@mellor.stockport.sch.uk

SEND Policy

Our School Information Report, which is part of our statutory duty to cooperate with the local authority in the development of the local offer can be found by clicking the link below.

School information Report

Accessibility Plan
This plan identifies how the school meets the needs of disabled pupils in response to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2014:0 to 25 years. 

Accessibility Plan 2018-2021

Local Area SEND Improvement 

The findings from the Local Area SEND inspection (September 2018), and moderation of need assessment requests, highlighted that Stockport children and young people and their families have a very different experience around having their needs identified and met depending upon which school they attend. Following the SEND inspection, Stockport created a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) with a key aim ‘To ensure that there is a more consistent support offer across settings, schools and colleges for children and young people with SEND, particularly for those at SEN Support.’

The Entitlement Framework
The Entitlement Framework defines the expectations on settings, schools and colleges as to the offer for children and young people with SEND to bring about improved consistency and coherence.

Stockport Entitlement Framework

Local Offer
This website has brought together a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It is available here

If you live in Derbyshire you may also wish to look at their ‘Local Offer’ here.

SEND Co-Production Charter
The Local Authority have been working with parents, professionals and young people to think about how the provision for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs/Disabilities) can be improved. All involved wanted a more productive and pro-active approach.

The concept of co-production was developed and defined as: Co-production happens when all voices are actively listened to from the start of the planning process. This involves a mutual respect for each other’s views, with an open and honest relationship that is transparent and continually evolving to achieve meaningful and positive outcomes.

This means that families, children, young people and health, care and education colleagues will all work in partnership following these principles:

  • Be open and honest
  • Actively listen
  • Value the lived experience
  • Do what matters
  • Be accountable and responsive
  • Work together
  • Be respectful

For more information visit the Stockport Local Area Co-Production Charter

Outcomes Framework

We share Stockport’s vision for all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to have the best start in life. We want all children and young people to be happy, prepared for adulthood and able to achieve their goals. We want families to feel supported, confident, resilient and connected to their community.In working together with parents, carers, young people and workforce across the local area Stockport have co-produced a set of Outcomes that we all want to achieve for children and young people. These are set out in our Outcomes Framework that was launched in November 2020.The agreed statements are:

  • I feel Safe
  • I feel part of my local community
  • My voice is heard and acted upon
  • I enjoy good health and wellbeing
  • I am happy and have people I can trust
  • I am confident and able to reach my goals
  • The people who love and care for me are enabled to do this

SEND e-learning
As part of the LA SEND improvement journey they have created a SEND e-Learning course which is aimed at everyone who works with children and young people aged 0-25. It can be completed by anybody who has an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of SEND. 

The SEND e-Learning course can also so be a useful tool for parent careers and anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of SEND.

SEND Improvement Journey Newsletters

SEND Improvement Journey e-newsletter- June 2021

SEND Improvement Journey e-newsletter-May 2021

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter-April 2021

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter-February 2021

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- December 2020 

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- November 2020 

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- October 2020 

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- September 2020 

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- August 2020 

SEND improvement Journey e-newsletter- July 2020 

SEND Improvement Journey newsletter – June 2020

SEND Improvement Journey e-newsletter- May 2020

SEND Improvement Journey E-newsletter- May 2020

SEND Improvement Journey E-Newsletter – March 2020