Local Offer - Education

Education
26 Apr 2016

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Education

Schools need to produce a report which describes how they support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

You can visit the school finder to find any Salford school and this will give you a link to their website where you will be able to access this information.

What do schools do for pupils with special educational needs?

Lots of different types of support are available for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

You can ask to arrange a meeting with school to discuss the support that can be provided. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is the teacher who is responsible for making sure your child’s needs are met.

Schools should use the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle to make sure you make progress. The assessment part of the cycle is likely to be more specialised if you have SEND. The planning and doing parts may be more individualised. Reviews may be more frequent.

What should I do if I think I have special educational needs?

Talk to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) about it.

If there is a concern, the school will want to monitor your progress for a while.

Parents will be kept informed of the steps they have taken and they can contact the school at any time for information.

The school will want to work with you and your parents and it is important that you all share any ideas, comments or new information that you have with the school.

For parents - If your child needs teaching or other resources that are additional and different from what other children of their age need, the school will record that your child is having SEN support. The school will be expected to make a graduated response to meeting your child’s needs. The graduated response means that those children with the greatest level of needs should get the most extra support.

If it is felt that the need is severe or complex and has persisted in spite of the school taking all expected steps (including using the highest level of its resources), a request may be made for an Education, Health and Care assessment.

Find out more about Education, Health and Care Plans.

Education

What specialist primary schools are there in Salford?

School admission to all specialist and enhanced resource schools is done through the Special Educational Needs (SEN) team. You cannot be given a place in any other way. An enhanced resource school is one where the local authority has given extra funding to the school so that it can build up expertise and resources in meeting the specific needs of a specific group of children.

What specialist secondary schools are there in Salford?

Secondary specialist

Oakwood Academy is a specialist high school for pupils with moderate and complex learning difficulties.

Chatsworth High School is a specialist high school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties.

New Park High School is a specialist high school for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Secondary enhanced resources

All Hallows High School has an enhanced resource for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils with moderate learning difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties.

Ellesmere Park High school has an enhanced resource for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils with communication and interaction difficulties.

Moorside High School has an enhanced resource for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils with social and emotional difficulties.

Walkden High School has an enhanced resource for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils with moderate learning difficulties.

Where can I go to if I need more information on education and schools?

Contact the school directly. You can get their contact details by using the school finder.

Salford Information, Advice and Support Service gives information, advice and support to children, young people and also parents about special educational needs and disability. Call 0161 778 0349/0343/0335 or email siass@salford.gov.uk 

I'm looking for information on a school outside Salford. Where do I go?

If you would like information on schools not in Salford,  search on the Directgov schools finder.

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