SENDCO: Mrs Nuala Burke – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy SENDCO: Mrs Amy Worsley – email@example.com
Marple Hall School prides itself on being an inclusive, mainstream school and on supporting students within a mainstream curriculum to achieve their potential academically, socially and in life skills. We prepare students for adulthood by giving them the best opportunity to access a full curriculum, make new friends, develop their interests and develop resilience and coping mechanisms. Support comes from a variety of sources within the school, starting with Quality First Teaching and increasing dependent on level of need. We believe the most effective way to support students to achieve their potential is to work in collaboration with the students themselves, parents and carers and agencies that are involved.
For more information on our approach to supporting students with SEND, please see our SEND policy, school information report and information about Learning Support and Transition groups. For further information on wider Stockport Services please see the Stockport Local Offer and the links from the Stockport LA below.
Autism Awareness – AET Videos
This brand-new education video (link below) has been devised by AET to celebrate autistic strengths and differences – great for supporting basic awareness amongst staff and pupils; https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/celebrating-autistic-strengths-and-differences
There is also a collection of films on the Youtube link below, which aim to increase awareness of autism by sharing first-hand, lived experiences from Autistic young people: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQUCqEUgiAjAtP8YGCFrFWg
Resources and Training for families
The animation below summarises what CONTACT do for families with disabled children; this includes providing advice on benefits, a listening ear service, support groups for families with children with specific conditions and other info. Their website (www.contact.org.uk) has straightforward and balanced summaries of SEN Support/EHCPs etc.
The ADHD resource booklet below is for parents and carers. This booklet might be useful to parents whether they are just considering if their child may have ADHD or if their child received their diagnosis years ago and parents are looking for a few new ideas to support them.
Useful links from Stockport LA