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Our SENDCo is Mrs Gemma Utteridge

Special Educational Needs

‘A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her'.

(The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years)

At Mossley CE Primary School, we believe that each pupil has individual and unique needs.  We understand our duties in regards to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and make the curriculum accessible to all pupils.  We acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have special educational needs and disability (SEND) at some time in their school career. Many of these pupils may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs. If these pupils are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly. The school aims to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment, and to give them meaningful access to the National Curriculum.  We will provide support/provision in addition to, or different from the support generally given to all children of the same age.

The new Cheshire East Toolkit for Inclusion was re-launched in November 2023 and is now embedded into our school practice. 

Cheshire East Toolkit For Inclusion

 Every child has the right to Ordinarily Available Inclusive Provision (OAIP). If children do not make the expected progress over a period of one or two terms, they are quickly identified and added to our 'First Concerns' list. The children will then receive appropriate additional support. 

Sometimes, these interventions do not sufficiently impact on the children's learning and they may need further interventions and support. They will then be added to the school's SEND register.  A School Support Plan (SSP) is put into place, and is discussed termly with the child's parents.  We believe that the role of parents is paramount in planning and supporting at all stages of their child’s development, and we will always listen if you have any concerns over the progress of your child.

At Mossley we endeavour to provide the best provision possible for all pupils.  

If you do have any concerns about your child, then the first contact would be your child’s teacher, as the The SEND Code of Practice states that ‘Every teacher is a teacher of pupils with Special Educational Needs’. Pupils remain the responsibility of the class teacher - no matter where or who is teaching them.


If further support is needed for your child, then our SENDCo will work with parents and the class teacher. Our SENDCo, Gemma Utteridge, can be emailed using the following address: senco@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

You can find out more information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Mossley through the SEND Information Report attached to this page. This forms part of the 0-25 Cheshire East Local Offer for Special Needs and Disabilities. 


 The Cheshire East Local Offer:

  • includes information about the support and provision that families can expect from a wide range of agencies for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years old
  • covers support and provision for children and young people with and without an Education, Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Need
  • is set out in one place so families and professionals have access to the same information
  • describes available support and services within Cheshire East, along with provision outside of Cheshire East that families may also be able to access
  • has been co-produced with families and professionals from a wide variety of agencies across Cheshire East

The Local Offer has two key purposes:

  1. To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
  2. To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability, their parents, and service providers in its development and review

The Local Offer provides information on a wide range of areas, including:

  • education and training
  • health provision
  • care provision
  • childcare
  • things to do
  • money and Benefits
  • preparing for adulthood
  • advice and support
  • getting around (travel arrangements)
  • how to tell us what you think about the Local Offer



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Mossley C.E Primary School

Boundary Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Mrs B Hawtin or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451Email: office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

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