Cheshire East toolkit for SEND

The Cheshire East Toolkit for Special Educational Needs and Disability ( SEND ) is aimed at all educational providers and settings supporting Cheshire East children and young people aged 0-25 years.

It outlines the provision and support that Cheshire East Council expects to be in place in all educational settings which support Cheshire East children and young people with SEN , and forms an important part of the Cheshire East Local Offer for SEND.

Its purpose is to provide detailed guidance on how educational settings can identify children and young people with different types and levels of need, and information on appropriate steps and strategies to support them. It provides clear information about when a request for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment, or specialist services, may be required.

This document is intended to assist educational settings in supporting children and young people with SEN . It has been developed in co-production with local Special Educational Needs Coordinators ( SENCO ), Post-16 representatives, parent/carers and a wide range of specialist education, care and health services.

Your feedback on the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND

We want to ensure that this first version of the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND  is as useful as possible for educational settings in helping them to support children and young people effectively. We are asking for your feedback on the document via our online feedback survey. Please tell us whether you think the document is useful and let us know about any comments or future suggestions you have. Your feedback will be used to improve the toolkit going forward.

Accessing the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND

The Cheshire East Toolkit for  SEND  is available below as a complete document, or can be accessed as individual sections (links between individual sections of the document are only available in the complete version of document).

Individual sections:

Associated paperwork

The Graduated Approach tables within the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND specify documents and plans that educational settings should complete when a child or young person has been identified as having a certain level of need.

First concerns

SEN support

Complex and Specialist

  • EHC needs assessment consent form (to be added)
  • EHC needs assessment request checklist (to be added)
  • EHC Plan Blank Template (PDF, 336KB)  - this is only completed as part of an EHC needs assessment process carried out by the local authority, and is not to be completed by educational settings