Special Educational Needs

All children need to feel safe and secure in the environment in which they learn, and at the Academy we work incredibly hard to make sure that every child achieves their best. We treat all children as individuals and make sure that their education is tailored to their needs. Our teachers are excellent and work extremely hard with all children in their care.

All schools have children who may require additional support at stages in their lives. This may be short term or longer term.


Our Special Educational Needs and Disability co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Mrs Charlotte Alford who is the Deputy Headteacher, and also the Nursery teacher.  If you would like to speak to her about your child, please arrange an appointment to see her via the school office 01606 288118 or via email charlotte.alford@oak-view-academy.co.uk 

The Cheshire West and Chester Local Offer, which outlines guidance regarding all services available to help families of children with special educational needs, can be found using the link www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk

Oak View SEND Information report Sept 19

SEND policy Oak View Academy-2019

Accessibility Plan 2017-20

Wellbeing & Emotional Support

Counselling Service

Our school counsellor is Lia Roberts. She attends Oak View Academy every week for half a day and undertakes focused therapy sessions with a specific caseload, whilst also offering an on-going drop-in service for children to gain support where needed.


Mrs Lia Roberts – School Counsellor

If you would like to discuss your child’s needs with our counsellor please do not hesitate to contact the school office or Mrs Alford directly at charlotte.alford@oak-view-academy.co.uk to discuss your child’s needs further.

ELSA – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

“Developing children as rounded people and active members of the community is at the heart of what schools are about”

Children learn more effectively if they are happy in their work, believe in themselves like their teachers, and feel school is supporting them.

Our school ELSA is Mrs Rachel Nash. She offers Emotional Literacy Support through a planned program of intervention to children identified throughout the school week.

Mrs Rachel Nash – ELSA

If you feel that your child would benefit from some emotional literacy support, please do not hesitate to approach your child’s class teacher, or contact Mrs Alford, via the school office or email: charlotte.alford@oak-view-academy.co.uk

All cases will be considered and carefully prioritised according to the whole school overview.