Special Educational Needs and Disability Information (SEND)
Gorsefield provide for a wide range of needs from academic, medical, social, physical and emotional.
Our SEN Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Sally Lobley. Mrs Lobley is contactable through school on 0161725 9750 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does Gorsefield Identify and Assess SEND?
The Code of Practice states a Graduated Approach to the identification and assessment of SEN. The approach recognises that there is a continuum of special educational needs and that, where necessary, increasing specialist expertise should be brought to bear on the difficulties that a learner may experience.
How are parents involved?
- When intervention programmes are put in place,parents are always involved in this process through the school’s mentoring meetings.
- Parents are invited to SEN meetings for their children.
- Individual Provisions Maps for children are shared with parents each term.
- Bury Local Authority can be contacted to assist in enquiries – there is a “Local Offer” from Bury
Gorsefield also work closely with a wide range of specialist services:
- Additional Needs Team (ANTS)
- Bolton Behaviour Support Team
- Behaviour Outreach
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Cognition and Learning Team (CLT)
- Dyslexia Teams
- Dyspraxia / Dyscalculia Teams
- Educational Psychologists (EP)
- Hearing Impairment Service
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physical Disability Team
- Speech and Language Team (SALT)
- Social Communication Difficulties Team (CDT)