All About SEND at St. Edward’s Academy Cheddleton  


At St. Edwards, ambition, high quality teaching and learning, achievement and positive well-being is a priority for all, without exception, and our inclusive practice is embedded within our culture, ethos and values. We are passionate about teaching children the skills they need, and how to choose and use appropriate resources, to become independent learners and our bespoke Quality First Teaching and provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities enables all children to achieve exceptionally well.

Withdrawal from classrooms is minimal at St Edward’s and is only timetabled when absolutely necessary. Our staff are highly skilled to deliver and review intervention within the classroom, on an individual or group basis. Interventions include ‘POPS’ (Personal Opportunities to Progress), Pre and Post cues and differentiation via resources and scaffolding. In specific circumstances, i.e. for interventions requiring space or quiet environments, interventions occur in an appropriate space outside of the classroom

SEND Policy, Information Report and Staffordshire’s SEND Local Offer

For more information please see our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy or alternatively visit Staffordshire’s SEND Local offer.

SEND Information Report

SEND Policy

Staffordshire SEND Local Offer

Useful Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Contacts

If you have a SEND related comment or concern then please contact the SENDCo Team – Mrs J. Talks, Mrs D. Leese and Mrs H. Manifold. 

E-mail – 

Telephone – 01538 714840 


Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Services for free additional information impartial, confidential advice and support around Education, Health and Social Care for children with SEND.

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join the Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.