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Children with special educational needs (SEND)

2. Secondary schools

Secondary Schools always endeavour to meet the needs of individual children and most will find their needs are met within a mainstream school.

Some children however may have additional needs which require additional support; for example when children have a learning difficulty or a disability that means they find it harder to learn than other children in their age group.

Children may have a range of needs, including physical or sensory difficulties, language difficulties and emotional/behavioural difficulties.

The network of services that work with schools in Stockport means that each young person's needs can be addressed with additional support to overcome the barriers they face.

Stockport has a number of schools which have been designated as suitable for children with physical disabilities.

These are Priestnall School, Cheadle Hulme High School, Marple Hall School, St James' Catholic High School, Bramhall High School, Stockport School and Stockport Academy. Bramhall High School and Cheadle Hulme High School are also designated for children with sensory impairment.

Kingsway School and Hazel Grove High School are resourced to provide 3 places in each year group for pupils with severe learning difficulties.

For pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, the Headteacher will have invited the parents of those children to a transfer review in the Summer Term of Year 5 to discuss the appropriate type of provision required when the pupil transfers to secondary school.

During the Autumn term 2015, parents of year 6 children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC Plan will receive a letter about changing schools which will provide further information.

Stockport has a website called the Local Offer, hosting information, advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs age 0-25 and their families.

You can find out more about the service and how to get in touch on the Local Offer website.

Visit the Local Offer