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 Gorsefield’s Deputy Principal, Mr Dave Herbert.Mr Herbert is contactable through school: 0161725 9750, via email: gorsefield@bury.gov.uk

 

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
  • Bereavement
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Cognition and Learning Team (CLT)
  • Dyslexia Teams
  • Dyspraxia / Dyscalculia Teams
  • Educational Psychologists (EP)
  • Hearing Impairment Service
  • IAPTS
  • NHS
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • MASH
  • Physical Disability Team
  • Speech and Language Team (SALT)
  • Social Communication Difficulties Team (CDT)

 Click here for Bury Council’s Local Offer for SEN

https://www.theburydirectory.co.uk/kb5/bury/directory/localoffer.page?familychannel=7