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Special Educational Needs

Our SENDCO is Miss Curtis

At Arundale Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child's learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.


The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children.

SEND Information Report

SEND Policies

We will always contact parents if we have a concern that a child or young person may have a special educational need. Staff at Arundale are trained to work with children with specific physical disabilities – this includes carrying out personalised programmes to support children with difficulties in motor control, speech, language and communication, social interaction and with emotions and behaviour.


The progress of all pupils is monitored regularly by class/subject teachers and the senior leadership team, so that when a pupil is not making expected progress in a particular area of learning the school can quickly identify the need for additional support. This will then be discussed with parents/carers and the pupil concerned. All teachers are provided with information on the needs of individual pupils so that they can plan the learning within our curriculum to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress.


The well-being of all of our pupils is our primary concern at Arundale Primary School. They are supported with their social and emotional development throughout the school day, through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Additional support from specialist staff is arranged as needed for individual pupils, both in and out of the classroom; a tailored personal plan may be put in place for pupils with the highest need.


In the first instance, parents/carers are encouraged to talk to their child’s class teacher. For students with SEND, further information and support can be obtained from our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) Miss Curtis.

Guidance for Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities


Arundale is an Inclusive School. We ensure that all our children are involved in all aspects of learning and are challenged and motivated to reach their full potential.

Children may need additional support to help them meet their learning needs. The decision to use additional support always includes parents opinions to help choose the best intervention/agency needed.


Our Local Offer details the range of provision and support available for all our pupils. This information should answer any questions you have.


Our Inclusion Team includes:


  • Miss Curtis - SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator)/Designated Safeguarding Lead/Inclusion and Pastoral Manager 
  • Mrs Stocker - Pastoral and Child Protection Manager and Designated Safeguard Lead


We are all available to answer any questions you may have regarding your child's experiences, needs and queries in school. Please don't hesitate to call for a chat.

Local Offer

Local Authorities have a duty to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available in their area across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have EHC plans. 


Tameside Local Offer


SEND Children Thrive – Matching provision to need


This resource was developed by the Educational Psychology Service in consultation with schools, settings and services across Tameside. The documents aim to provide a tool to support excellent practice across Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision in educational settings and promote positive outcomes for children and young people identified as having additional needs. This tool is reflective of the LA’s graduated response to SEND and embodies 2014 reforms, as it is collaborative, puts children and families at the centre, is transparent and it has a focus on outcomes. Please see more information below.


Tameside Thrive School Age 


Tameside Thrive Early Years

Parent Guide for Thrive document