At St. Edwards Academy Cheddleton, we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. We believe that the teaching and learning, achievements and well-being of every one matters. We foster an ethos in which positive attitudes to gender, equality, cultural diversity and special needs of all kinds are actively promoted.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co- Ordinator (SENCO) Mrs Clifford, works closely alongside staff, parents, children and other agencies to identify specific barriers to learning as outlined by the SEN Code of Practice (2014);
  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical needs

Once specific barriers are identified, many steps are taken to support children through their learning journey. Quality first teaching is vital; however, for some children there are occasions when additional support may be needed to help them achieve their bespoke targets. In these instances, we have highly skilled staff  who deliver and review interventions within the classroom on an individual or group basis.

In essence, SEAC embraces the fact that every child is unique and consequently their educational needs will be too. We have an ambitious curriculum and set aspirational targets for all our pupils and we celebrate individuality enabling all our pupils to flourish.

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

Or contact the school office on 01538 714840 or


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



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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.