St Mary's C of E

Primary School Moston

A loving Christian community, where everyone is valued and successfully achieves their full potential.

SEND Reports

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

Behavioural difficulties

Visual Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Fine and gross motor skills difficulties

Developmental delay

Memory and Retention difficulties

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Toileting needs

Feeding and swallowing needs

Physical difficulties

Downs Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome

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:

  • Wellcome Screening
  • Catch Up maths
  • Numbers Count
  • Phonics – Little Wandle – keep up acitivities
  • Reciprocal reading
  • Inference Training
  • Handwriting Intervention
  • Spelling Strategies
  • Teodorescu Motor Skills Programme
  • Social and Communication intervention
  • Individual Behaviour Plans
  • Pastoral Support Programmes


All children are offered access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Some children may need:

  • Individualised targets
  • Access to staff expertise across the school
  • SEND support/advice
  • Differentiated/moderated curriculum planning and work
  • Calm Space to provide social support at breaktimes
  • Visual timetables and kinaesthetic opportunities as needed
  • Parental reviews
  • Early Help Assessment (EHA) and Looked After Children (LAC) Reviews
  • Access to the school nurse and wider professional support - external agency support

applied for as needed


For children with additional needs we offer:

  • The Calm Space
  • In class support
  • Mentoring
  • Small group working with Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Intervention groups
  • Targeted differentiation
  • Imatters mental health and well-being support
  • Additional/differentiated homework in partnership with parents/carers
  • Individual Access Plans/Individual Behaviour Plans / One Page Profiles
  • Health Care Plans
  • Asthma Plans
  • Individual access arrangements for Statutory tests if required
  • Individual Risk Assessments
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans


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:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (based at The Bridge)
  • Social Services
  • Statutory Assessment Team
  • Health Services – School Nurse/Health Visitor/Paediatrician
  • Sensory Support Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • First Language Interpreters
  • Transition Support from all our feeder High schools and Academies
  • Specialist Provisions including Camberwell Park, RHOSEY, Lancasterian Outreach Service and  Bridgelea PRU.


Staff have also received updated training to meet the medical needs of SEND children:

First Aid


Type 1 Diabetes

Sickle Cell

Downs Syndrome

Defibrillator Training (Stored outside the headteacher’s office)

Lifting and handling