Stockport Learning Support Service

What’s Happening



From 16-22 May we will be raising awareness of SEND through our Week of Action. Throughout the week, there will be plenty going on to raise awareness, answer questions and have discussion with parents/carers, families and young people with SEND to offer support and make a more inclusive Stockport.

During the week you will see:

  • a range of webinars, face to face workshops and drop-ins for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals
  • social media posts throughout the week to share inspiring stories and facts
  • videos of children and young people who will be sharing their experience of living with SEND


World Autism Acceptance Week: 28 March to 3 April
Lots of things are happening in Stockport and nationally. 
See the attached letter for access to national resources. 
See below (taken from the SEND newsletter) about events for families this week.

What's going on in Stockport?

Tuesday 29th March

6.00pm - 7.00pm    | Autism Ambassadors meeting (Via Microsoft Teams) focussing on raising awareness and help to understand more about life as an Autistic person.                                   Join the meeting

Wednesday 30th March

11.00am - 12.15pm | Andy Smith (Spectrum Gaming) talks on his experience of Autism with a Q&A                                   Join the meeting

*TRIGGER WARNING* Andy speaks about some emotive content, so please be mindful of looking after yourself and anyone else that may be around and able to hear.

Thursday 31st March

11.30am - 1.00pm  | Cheryl Knupfer (Autism Strategic Lead) talks on the new Autism Strategy                                   Join the meeting

Friday 1st April 

(Held at Re:Dish, 4 Gorton Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6AE)

10.00am - 12.00am | Coffee morning

12.00pm - 1.00pm  | Guest Speaker Tim Tuff - 'Jam on a Marmalade day'

National Storytelling Week: 29th January - 5th February 2022

Click on the link to find out more:

In Conversation: Teaching Reading

The current guidance on teaching reading misses important areas that leave a lot of struggling readers behind. Just one method of teaching reading doesn’t work for up to 25% of our children. They need a range of approaches alongside phonics.
In this podcast Gillian Ashley, representing BDA, Lynn Greenwold, Patoss Chief Executive, Caroline Read of Communicate-ed, Anna Smith representing the Dyslexia Guild Head/Dyslexia Action, Tory Sparks of Helen Arkell, and Chris Rossiter of Driver Youth Trust discuss why it is so important this issue is addressed.

Click below to view the podcast.

There is also a petition to sign to request that the government review the guidance and funding for using SSP (phonics) to teach reading. Highlight the link and then right-click to go to the website:

Stockport SEND Week of Action 22nd - 26th November.

Click here to visit the SEND Local Offer to find out more.













Anti Bullying Week 15th - 19th November - Click on the link for more information 

Check out the Dyslexia Week page on Stockport's Local Offer


Dyslexia Awareness | Tips for Teaching Children with Dyslexia 

Laura is here to share her top tips for teaching pupils with dyslexia. We go through some classroom strategies to help pupils with dyslexia build confidence in the classroom.


Dyslexia Week 2021 will be taking place from Monday 4 October - Sunday 10 October this year.

Click on the link below to go to the British Dyslexia Association to find out more:


This week is Stockport SEND Week of Action

Click on this link to find out more on the Local Offer

Click on the documents below to find out more.

May 2021 is National ‘Share a Story’ Month. The Learning Support Service are supporting this event and our teachers are going to be sharing stories with all the children they work with. 

By spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with your children you can help them foster an enjoyment for reading for pleasure and make a crucial difference to their future.  

This year's theme is ‘Magic, Myths and Mayhem’. For inspiration, the Federation of Children’s Book Group’s (FCGB) has created a book list under each theme, which suggests titles for a wide group of readers.  


Celebrate the Power of Storytelling With National Share-a-Story Month

Check out the PDF below for all the information.


FE Choices Week - Virtual Careers Fair

Next week is World Autism Awareness Week: 29th March - 4th April

Click on the link to find out more. There's a whole section on how we can support awareness in schools.

This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week March 15th - 21st.

Go to the website below or click on the link to a PowerPoint to find out more.

Don't forget that it's Mother's Day this Sunday, 14th March. 

It's World Book Day this week. Check out the website to discover lots of great activities that you can get involved with.

Read this and then click on the video link underneath - it's magic!

Stephen Fry talks about turning on the subtitles

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of them becoming good at reading. Yes really. Wonderfully simple isn't? 10 seconds of effort for parents, a lifetime’s impact for their children. All backed up by decades of scientific research.

Why we should turn on the subtitles

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading. It's so brilliantly simple and can help children’s literacy so much that we want to shout it from the rooftops!
Find out more at