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SEND Provision

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The SENCO are Mrs Thomason Mrs Lewis.  Please contact her via the school office or 0161 464 0695 .

Our school is an inclusive school which aims to involve all pupils in the wider life of the school. At Moss Valley Primary, we cater for all children with SEN, including children with needs in the following areas:

  • communication and interaction, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • cognitive and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory and/or physical

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) oversees the children with SEND and supports teachers and learning support assistants in working with them and providing appropriate strategies and learning experiences.

Our SEND policy is available on our policies & procedures page.

Children with SEND will have an individual education plan (IEP) or individual behaviour plan (IBP) written by class teachers in collaboration with parents. It will specify targets to improve their learning or develop their skills. The IEPs/IBPs are discussed with parents in meetings. They are reviewed 3 times per year after assessments when new targets are written.

Children with SEND are given support to help them to reach their targets. This may be through a different level of activity, support from an adult, extra resources to use, small group work or 1 to 1 work or through interventions. Your child’s class teacher will organise this under the direction of the SENCO.

External Agencies

Throughout the year, the following agencies have supported special educational needs pupils in the school:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Primary Inclusion Team
  • Speech & Language
  • School Nurse
Staff Training

Staff in school have had training in the following areas:

  • Team teach
  • ELKLAN speech and language
  • ASC in the classroom
  • Supporting pupils with special educational needs
  • SENCO Conference
  • Provision Mapping
  • Dyslexia

Test papers or observations and samples of work are used to assess children’s learning and progress then inputted onto SOLAR or Scholarpack, computerised tracking systems. This system is used by all staff and the SENCO to record assessments, set targets and track progress.

Governor Involvement

The Governing body review policies and are updated about SEND practice.

Enhanced Resourced Provisions - The Orchard and The Acorn

We have two Enhanced Resourced Provisions (ERP) on site. One for children with autism (The Orchard) and one for children with global developmental delay (The Acorn). For more information about our ERPs please click here.

Salford Information and Advice Support Service (SIASS)

SIASS provide support for parent and give information about special needs issues, schools or other provision. Parents may contact Salford’s SIASS support worker.

Click the link on the left for more information about Salford's Information and Advice Support Service 

SEN Complaints Arrangements

At Moss Valley we operate an ‘open door’ policy. Parents and carers are encouraged to speak with the class teacher about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the Headteacher or SENCO who will be able to talk about how Moss Valley can support children with SEND.

The School’s complaints policy is on our school website 'Policies & Procedures' page.

This includes complaints around SEND and Looked after children. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance discussions would be encouraged by the class teacher, SENCO and Headteacher to try and resolve any issues.