My name is Karen Cutts and I am the school's SENDCo.

It is my role to ensure the children on the Special Educational Needs register are achieving to the best of their ability. Special Educational Needs is a legal term describing the needs of a child who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than other children their age.

At Wistaston Academy there is a wide range of strategies and resources that the staff can use to include children with special educational needs. These include provision for pupils with emotional, social and behavioural needs as well as academic. Nurturing is embedded throughout the school curriculum and where required, some pupils with high levels of need may follow a more personalised curriculum based on individual need. We will work with you, the class teacher and your child to ensure their needs are met. Sometimes we will approach outside agencies for further support.

For further information about SENs, you may wish to go the DfE site at:

Wistaston Academy always works closely with parents and, when needed, other outside agencies to support our children and ensure their needs are met. Our 0 - 25 Keyworker from the Local Authority is Lisa Taylor. If you have any queries or concerns about your child’s progress or special educational needs I am happy to speak with you; the door is always open!

This academic year, I will be holding a series of SENCo drop-in sessions where you can make an appointment to discuss any concerns you have about your child's progress or emotional wellbeing. You will be notified of the dates of these via email. Should these dates be difficult for you to attend, you are welcome to contact the school office on 01270 910500 to arrange a more suitable time. Please note that I work Monday - Wednesday.

I am here to help support you and your children.

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Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 8QS

Dominique Griffiths: Principal

01270 910500