Special Education Needs

Mr Cotton - SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator)

[email protected]

"Pupils with SEND achieve well. Staff quickly identify pupils with SEND.

Leaders ensure that appropriate support is in place for pupils with SEND.

Leaders work well with a range of professionals, so that specialist support can be provided where necessary."

Ofsted 2022

As conveyed in our Mission Statement, all children’s efforts and achievements are celebrated and we encourage children to see themselves as clever and confident. Accordingly, we recognise and provide for a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by identifying and addressing them at the earliest opportunity. We actively involve parents and any external support agencies necessary in order to meet children’s needs. Parents who have any concerns about their child’s needs are encouraged to contact the class teacher.

Whilst a great deal of additional support for children goes on in the classroom, through quality first teaching, sometimes children will need a 'catch up' intervention. We have a number of staff in school highly trained in various evidence based interventions. Some are done in groups,  some are done on a 1:1 and the aim is to accelerate childrens learning in order for them to 'catch up' with their peers.

Local Offer:

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Interventions at Brereton:

RWI Fast Track Phonics Tutoring

Read Write Inc. Phonics Fast Track Tutoring provides a simple, but powerful solution to accelerate pupils’ reading progress for Years Reception to 4.  It ensures that children who are in danger of falling behind, receive targeted, daily support.

RWI Fresh Start

Fresh Start is used to help those struggling with reading to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. It is rooted in phonics and uses age-appropriate decodable texts.


This is a speech and language assessment and intervention programme. The toolkit provides focused teaching and intervention activities to meet individual needs.  These can also be shared with parents and completed at home.


Freckle provides differentiated maths practice.  Provide every pupil with independent maths practice at their ‘just-right’ step. Freckle continuously adapts to meet students where they are and help them progress on their individualised learning path. It pinpoints knowledge gaps and determine where to spend instructional time and measures the impact of maths practice as confidence and knowledge grows

Precision Teach

This is a daily programme which identifies each child’s specific starting points and build upon them.  The programme can be used for a range of objectives, such as developing times table and number bond knowledge or improving the spelling or reading of high frequency words. 


The Nessy Learning Programme is designed to  improve reading, spelling and writing. Nessy is a huge resource of strategies, games, worksheets and phonics, covering the very first stages of letter sounds to advanced multi-syllable words.

This programme has been designed by teachers to help dyslexics but is used and enjoyed by all children. In addition, it is used to improve confidence, independence and ability.


Cheshire East's Live Well page contains more information for parents and carers.




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Brereton C E Primary School

School Lane, Brereton Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
or Senco: Richard Cotton

Tel: 01270 918931

Email: [email protected]

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