Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Our SENDCo is Mrs Rachel Berry.
Please contact her via the school office on 0161 921 1390.
We believe that all pupils, regardless of their needs should be able to access a broad and balanced curriculum, and reach their full learning potential at our school. We closely monitor how all of our children are progressing both academically, socially and emotionally, but are particularly keen to ensure that children with special needs or who are vulnerable are well-supported.
In line with our school values and ethos, we continually strive to meet the needs of our pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the following 4 broad areas of need as detailed in the new SEND Code of Practice 2014:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
- Sensory and / or physical needs
We are supported by the Salford Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school and access an Inclusive Curriculum. The Local Authority SEND Services and Provision can be found as part of their ‘Local Offer’, detailed on the Salford LA website.
Below is a short video link explaining the Local Offer from Salford City Council detailing how they can help a child with SEND as well as how they can provide support for a family with a child with SEND.
SEND Complaints Procedure
If you have any queries regarding the SEND provision we offer please speak to the Phase Leader and SENDCo in the first instance. If they do not resolve your complaint to an acceptable standard please make an appointment to see the Head of School, Gemma Lavelle or Executive Headteacher, Wendy McCormack. Please also refer to the Complaints Policy.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you can contact our school SEND caseworker, Sharon Entwistle, on 0161 7780410.
Salford Information Advice and Support Service (SIASS) is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents/carers offering a single point of regular and consistent contact. We can explain how special educational needs are identified and assessed and who you should talk to. We can also tell you what your rights and responsibilities are.also a parental support service accessible to all parents and carers. You can call SIASS on 0161 778 0343/0349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.