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.
In it we outline the provision and support that we expect 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.
Our 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.We provide clear information about when a request for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment, or specialist services, may be required.
The toolkit is intended to assist educational settings in supporting children and young people with SEN . We developed the toolkit 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 helps educational settings 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
You can download The Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND as a complete document, or as individual sections (links between individual sections of the document are only available in the complete version of document). The Toolkit is copyright protected and no part of it should be copied or reproduced in any form without the Council’s permission. See our Copyright and Disclaimer page.
This version of the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND was last updated in December 2021.
- Section 1 - Foreword and Section 2 - Acknowledgements(PDF, 183KB)
- Section 3 – Introduction, Section 4 – the Continuum of Need for SEN and Section 5 – Introducing the Graduated Approach (PDF, 517KB)
- Section 6 – Principles of the Graduated Approach (PDF, 411KB)
- Section 7 – The Graduated Approach for Early Years (PDF, 1MB)
- Section 8 – The Graduated Approach in school (PDF, 1MB)
- Section 9 – The Graduated Approach for Post-16 (PDF, 1MB)
- Section 10 – The Graduated Approach and Preparing for Adulthood (PDF, 372KB)
- Section 11 – Transition between educational settings (PDF, 470KB)
- Section 12 – An overview of SEN Funding (PDF, 321KB)
- Section 13 – Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments (PDF, 310KB)
- Section 14 – Health (PDF, 175KB)
- Section 15 – Early Help and Social Care (PDF, 265KB)
- Section 16 – Glossary (PDF, 144KB)
- Appendix 1 – Roles and Responsibilities (PDF, 206KB)
- Appendix 2 – Quality First Teaching (PDF, 169KB)
- Appendix 3 – Suggested Assessments (PDF, 276KB)
- Appendix 4 – Suggested Resources (PDF,276KB)
When a child or young person has been identified as having a certain level of need educational settings should fill in the Graduated Approach tables in the Cheshire East Toolkit.
Complex and Specialist
Make sure that you have read and considered the information on the EHC needs assessment webpage and in the EHC needs assessment section of the Cheshire East Toolkit for SEND before making a request for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment.