Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St Edwards’ Church of England Academy, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, which celebrates, supports and respects the talents and potential of every pupil. Here we all journey together in order to learn through faith, grow through hope and achieve through love, allowing all to live life to the full.

Our Additional Needs Team consists of a highly qualified group of individuals who are committed to knowing our pupils exceptionally well and ensuring that every child fulfils their potential. We believe that the progress of every individual learner is of equal importance. Most importantly, every teacher at St Edward’s Church of England Academy is a teacher of every child. We are actively involved in continual professional development with the aim of ensuring that all staff deliver quality first teaching; based on research relating to the needs of individual pupils.

For more information please see SEND policy.

SEND Team

Mrs S Strong - SENCO

Mrs H Jenkinson - SENCO Administrator

Useful Links

Below you will find links to websites that can give you more information. As these are external websites the school cannot be held responsible for their content. Click on the website title to visit their home page.

Dyslexia  Association of Staffordshire

22 Hartshill Road,
Stoke,
Stoke on Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST4 7QU,
Tel: 01782 84 87 84


British Dyslexia Association

Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches,
Old Bracknell Lane,
Bracknell,
RG12 7BW,
Tel: 0333 405 4555


Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action House,
10 High Street,
Egham,
Surrey,
TW20 9EA
Tel: 0300 303 8357


Dyspraxia Foundation

8 West Alley,
Hitchin,Herts,
SG5 1EG,
Tel:01462 455 016 (10am to 1pm Monday to Friday)


Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership

SEND Family Partnership,
Eastgate House,
Eastgate Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2NG,
Tel: 01785 356921,
email: sfps@staffordshire.gov.uk


SEND District Office

Seabridge Centre,
Ash Way,
Off Seabridge Lane,
Newcastle under Lyme,
Staffordshire,
ST5 3UB,
Tel: 01782 297524
Fax: 01782 297523


EHC Assessment and Planning Service

Single Point of Access,
Staffordshire Place 2,
Wedgewood Building,
Tipping Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2DH,
Tel: 0300 111 8007 (Select SEN option)


Brighter Beginnings workshops flyer

Free online workshops for parents and carers hosted by Contact for the Staffordshire Parent Carer Forum: 'How children and young people are supported with their Special Educational Needs'. Please click on the flyer above for further information and booking details.

SEND Covid study flyer

Are you a parent/carer of a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)? Click on the above SEND Covid study flyer for further details about the study and how to participate.