St. Mary’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Core Offer 2023 – 2024
Since September 2014 when the Children and Families Bill was made law, local authorities are required to publish information online about all services for children and young people with special educational needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 - 25. This is the Local Offer.
The Local Offer provides accurate and easy to understand information for parents, carers and young people about what services are available and how they can access them.
In Manchester. This information is available on the council’s website.
Schools make a Core Offer to those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across all curriculum areas. Through our Core Offer we have high expectations and set ambitious targets for every child, whatever their prior attainment.
Currently in our school we cater for children with the following needs:
Moderate learning difficulties
Severe learning difficulties
Specific learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication needs
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Social, Emotional and mental health difficulties
Fine and gross motor skills difficulties
Memory and Retention difficulties
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Feeding and swallowing needs
Those in need of regular medication to manage a range of medical needs
Accessibility of Building:
The school is fully wheelchair accessible inside. We have external ramps giving full accessibility to outside areas of the site.
Description of Specialist Support Available to pupils:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SEND Co) Mrs J Winterbottom is assisted by the Headteacher, Mr P Stephenson.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) and HLTA’S are trained in a range of targeted interventions including:
All children are offered access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Some children may need:
applied for as needed
For children with additional needs we offer:
Mrs Marriott, our Parental Support Advisor is available to all parents daily in school.
She can support and signpost parents to access services. She is also available to discuss any concerns you may have about your child’s needs in school.
She can be contacted via 07394911125 or (0161) 681 0407 (Option 2)
We also access support from the following agencies:
Staff have also received updated training to meet the medical needs of SEND children:
Type 1 Diabetes
Defibrillator Training (Stored outside the headteacher’s office)
Lifting and handling