Special Educational Needs

We pride ourselves on our provision for pupils with SEND and aim to be an inclusive school. In addition to our 21 place resourced provision for pupils with Autism we have a wealth of experience of meeting the needs of learners with a wide range of needs within the mainstream body of the school.

If you would like further information about Special Educational Needs at Ivy Bank please contact:

Seren Hathway (Deputy Headteacher with overall responsibility for SEND, Inclusion and the resourced provision ) shathway@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk

Seren oversees SEN at Ivy Bank, as well as managing the Resourced Provision.  She is a specialist teacher of pupils with Autism  as well as an AMBDA certified Dyslexia specialist and Specialist Leader for Education with the Aspirer trust.

Katie Barber (deputy SENDCO - ) kbarber@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk

Katie co-ordinates provision for SEN pupils working in mainstream; as well as working on general SEND coodrination across school she focuses in particular on pupils in Key Stage one. She is a qualified SENDCO who, as well as teaching mainstream year 1 has over 15 years experience of teaching pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Emma Mahon  emahon@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk

Emma teaches within year 6 and works with the SEN team in school supporting provision for pupils especially in key stage 2. She has previously taught in our resourced provision and run a successful satellite support service for learners with Autism. Emma has a wealth of experience in teaching pupils with a wide range of complex needs. She is a an AMBDA certified Dyslexia specialist and has a particular interest in neurodiversity in education.

Eleanor Warrington (Resourced Provision lead) ewarrington@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk

Eleanor is a very experienced leader of SEND in schools, having worked as a a specialist teacher and SENCO for many years. Eleanor leads our succesful resourced provision as well as supporting the rest of the SEN team in school.  Eleanor holds a specialist teacher qualification and is a Specialist Leader of Education (reading) with the Aspirer trust.


LOCAL OFFER / SEND information report.

Further details of our Special Educational Needs Provision is contained in our SEND information report which forms part of the Local-Authority wide local offer. This document can be found by clicking the link below:

Link to Cheshire East Local Offer


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