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  • Help make A&E more sensory friendly

    Published 20/03/24

    The Urgent Support Team are spearheading a 'Beyond' funded project for Cheshire & Merseyside. The initiative aims to enhance the accessibility of NHS Paediatric Accident and Emergency Departments in the Countess of Chester Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital (Arrow Park), Macclesfield District General Hospital, and Leighton Hospital for children / young people with sensory and communication needs.

    By gathering feedback from young people (aged 0-16) and their parents/carers, we aim to ensure that our project plans are informed by their unique experiences to propose effective and tailored support in Paediatric Emergency Departments. Their role in the project is crucial.

    Please see the attached posters for young people/parents and carers, which contain QR codes to our questionnaires and corresponding links.

    Parent Questionnaire:
    •  - Leighton (YP)
    •  - Macclesfield (YP)
    •  - West Cheshire (YP)
    •  - Wirral (YP)

    They would be grateful if you could take time to complete the questionnaires and provide feedback. 


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  • Spring Showcase 2024

    Published 20/03/24

    Our talented singers and musicians took part in our Spring Showcase on 13th March. A massive well done to all involved in making this a memorable night. 

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  • New Motherwell Events

    Published 15/03/24

    Please see the posters below for details of events being run by Motherwell including a girls crafting youth club, girls only Beactive sessions and a Fairy Prom Mother event.

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  • Autism Training Course for Parents/Carers

    Published 07/02/24

    We have been asked to share the following information with you:

    Please find information below for a 6-week Autism parent training.

    ChAPS has been commissioned to offer autism parent training programmes in Northwich, Winsford, Crewe, Middlewich, Chester and Ellesmere Port on behalf of the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board (ICB).

    The 6-week training course is aimed at parents whose children are on the pathway to diagnosis, or who have a child that has recently received an autism diagnosis. On completion of the 6-week course, parents are also able to attend any number of 6 specialist courses on subjects such as PDA, sensory processing and masking – further information and the opportunity to book on these courses will be given on completion of the 6-week course.

    This is the link to the Parent Training.

    We are running them in Ellesmere Port, Face to Face starting 20th February at Theatre Porto. (The first one is in the school holidays therefore I believe it will be virtual.)

    This should be from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

    Winsford- Thursday Evening; 7-9pm; Virtually- starting 22nd February.

    Crewe- Tuesday Daytime; 10.30am-12.30pm- venue Autism Inclusive, starting 16th April.

    Chester- Wednesday Evening; 6.30-8.30pm; venue St Mary’s Handbridge, starting 17th April.

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  • Live Aid 2023

    Published 15/01/24

    We celebrated the end of the Autumn Term with our annual Live Aid event. Our musicians and singers showcased their talents as we went into our Christmas break. Well done to all involved - it was a wonderful way to end the term.

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  • Richmond Village

    Published 18/12/23

    On 18th December, several of our students went to spread some Christmas cheer amongst the residents of Richmond Village. Students and residents enjoyed talking and playing games.

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  • Annual Carol Concert

    Published 13/12/23

    Our talented singers and musicians were involved in the annual Christmas Carol concert at St Mary's church on 11th December. This was a fabulous event that got us all in the Christmas spirit. 

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  • Young Womens Autsim Group

    Published 29/11/23

    Young Women’s group at Autism inclusive

    Our young Women’s group is every Thursday 4-7 during term time, and our last session before Christmas will be 14th December.

    The group provides a safe space for young Women and girls to meet new people, try new activities, or just relax in an understanding environment.

    These sessions are free to attend for young Women aged 13-25, accompanying Mum’s/ carers are welcome.

    No referral or diagnosis needed- everyone is welcome.


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  • Attendance

    Published 29/11/23

    Good afternoon,

    We know that winter is one of the peak times for adults and children to come down with mild illnesses such as colds, coughs and sore throats. We wanted to take this opportunity to share resources with parents on key attendance practices, which aid in making judgements about mild illness, as well as wider guidance:  


    Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (


    The role of the GP in maximising school attendance – BJGP Life


    Missing Children, Missing Grades | Children's Commissioner for England (


    As ever, if there is any specific support your family needs regarding attendance concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the relevant Key stage offices or directly to our Attendance and Welfare officers [email protected].


    Many thanks 

    Mrs Machin 

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  • Winter Showcase 2023

    Published 15/11/23

    Our annual Winter Showcase was held on Tuesday 14th November and gave us the opportunity to showcase our talented musicians and singers. A fabulous evening was had by all. Congratulations and thank you to all those who took part and were involved. 

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  • Remembrance Service 2023

    Published 10/11/23

    On 10th November our whole school community got together to remember those involved in conflict. 

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