Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

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Longsight Community Primary caters for children aged 4-11.  Our school is a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting school, welcoming and supporting pupils irrespective of ability, race, gender or need and are respected as individuals.

We recognise that pupils may require additional support for the following needs

  • Cognition and Learning – e.g. Moderate learning difficulties
  • Specific learning difficulties – e.g. dyslexia (SPLD), dyspraxia
  • Sensory, Medical and Physical – e.g. visual impairments, hearing impairment, sensory processing difficulties
  • Communication and Interaction – e.g. autistic spectrum condition (autism), speech and language difficulties, developmental language delays (DLD)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health – e.g. attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment difficulties, mental health difficulties

Our Special Education Needs co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Anna Vickers, who works collaboratively with teachers and support staff to identify need, liaising with a range of statutory professionals to ensure pupils receive the correct diagnosis and support, following the 3-wave model, detailed in our SEND report.

Our school SEND policy, accessibility plans and SEND report provides further details on our approach and offer.

If you wish to speak with Anna please contact the school reception on 0161 241 0530