IMPORTANT: Please see the attachments at the bottom of this page for information and resources relating to Cheshire East's Covid-19 amendments to EHCP children and young people as well as resources and guidance. 

UPDATED: Please see the Covid variation statement for all SEN pupils attending Pear Tree, linked at the bottom of the page.

NEW: Hints for separating at the gate, to make it a positive experience.

At  Pear Tree Primary  we work hard to ensure that every child is their best selves and are happy, supported, and  fully involved in learning and make good progress.  We have an extensive range of support systems in place in order to achieve this and our School building is fully accessible by all children.  Our SEND co-ordinator is Mrs Wrenshall, and Mrs Swallow is shadowing this role.


Mrs Wrenshall has an Masters in Special Education. She has the National SENCO Award ( Masters Level),  is a qualified Specialist teacher and assessor for Dyslexic (AMBDA)  She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment and Nurture Principles.


Mrs Wrenshall and Mrs Swallow offer at least termly meetings for parents and children who are on our Special Needs register so that all stakeholders are fully engaged and informed and are able to work together as a team to support the child's learning and development.


Further information about our current offer for SEND is available in the download at the bottom of  this page.


Our aim at Pear Tree is to raise the aspirations of and expectations for all pupils with SEND. Our school provides a focus on outcomes for pupils to ensure they achieve their potential, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives and make a successful to high school and into adulthood.


  • That opportunities are provided for every pupil to experience success and to develop an open mind set to learning.

  • To accurately identify and provide for pupils who have special educational needs or disability or additional needs.

  • To work within the guidance provide in the SEND Code of Practice, 2014

  • To provide a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will work with the SEN Policy

  • To provide support and advice for all staff working with special educational needs pupils.

  • Involve parents/carers in planning and supporting at all stages of their pupil’s development

  • To ensure all pupils, whatever their special educational need or disability, receive appropriate educational provision through a broad, balanced curriculum that is appropriately differentiated.

  • To ensure that pupils with SEN have a voice and are given opportunities to express an opinion and that opinion will be taken into account in any matters affecting them

  • To ensure staff and governors are accountable for the SEN Policy being implemented and maintained

  • Use the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ method to identify and monitor pupil’s progress and needs

Click here for the Cheshire East SEND Local Offer

Click here for further information about the Cheshire East Information Advice and Support Service (CEIAS)

Social stories about viruses

Here are some useful social stories that explain different techniques for staying healthy and about the Corona Virus.

Useful links:

  • NEW: Free Kits Support for Sensory Needs at home.

  • National Autistic SocietyThe National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)

  • Attention Autism - For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills

  • Widgit - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists

  • Special Needs Kids -  An information directory for parents and carers

  • IASS Network - Advice and support for parents of children with SEN

  • Autism UK - Lots of information on ASD

  • Autism Speaks - A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library

  • Social Stories - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories

  • Fun Brain - A fun, educational website

  • Starfall, ICT Games, Top Marks and Crickweb - Various visual learning games of using with your children to consolidate early skills.

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