Special Educational Needs and Disability Provision



St Chrysostom's Ofsted 2022 :

'Efficient systems are in place that help teachers to identify pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) early.'

'Support for pupils with SEND is wide ranging and closely matched to their individual learning needs. This helps to ensure that pupils with SEND can access the curriculum and learn effectively.'

'Pupils feel cared for and safe.'

'Leaders have worked with staff to develop and deliver an ambitious, well-structured curriculum, it meets the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND.'


St John's Ofsted 2020 :

'Pupils with SEND enjoy an adapted curriculum to meet their learning needs. The well developed curriculum helps these pupils to flourish.'

'Disadvantaged pupils are well supported by the teachers. Leaders and staff used detailed plans to identify the extra learning tasks that these pupils need.'

'Parents and carers told us that they value the nuture and care given to pupils.'


Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Website Page!

Here you will find all the information you need about how we support children with additional needs across both St John's and St Chrysostom's Primary Schools, as well as our SEN Newsletter, links to useful websites and local support in your area.


As well as our skilled teachers and teaching assistants, we have designated staff who lead SEND provision across school. Here we are:



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Mrs S Palmer
SENDCO Governor
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Miss Owen  Miss Breckon Mrs Bolton

           SENDCO Team

Federation SENDCO/Assistant Headteacher SENDCO Team


 We are contactable at the school office on: 


St Chrysostom’s CofE Primary School,

St John’s CofE Primary School,


We are lucky enough to work with a number of external agencies across the NHS, Local Authority and other providers. Some of these key people who work regularly across both schools are:

Yvonne Luckin our school Educational Psychologist 

Julia Graystone our NHS Speech and Language Therapist

Cam Christophe from Place2Be




Your first stop to find out more about support in your Local Area is the Manchester City Council's Local Offer. Click on the picture below to find out more:

They also run local drop ins for you to call in and ask any questions you may have about local support services in and around Manchester: Click here for all drop in dates

For monthly updates of local events and activities: Click here for all Local Offer Newsletters 


There are also local Parent Champion groups, run by parents of children with additional needs in the local area. They run local events, and are a great resource for you to ask questions and feel supported and understood. Click on the local photo below to access the Manchester Parent Champions Facebook group:


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If you have a concern about your child who has Special Educational Needs, or are wondering where to go for support if you are concerned about your child's progress or think they may have an additional need, see the parent flow chart below:

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For more detailed information on how we support children with Special Educational Needs, please see the documents below, such as our SEND Policy, and SEN Information Report. 

Keep an eye out for our regular SEN Newsletter and Parent Workshops which are run throughout the year on important topics, often with external agency support and resources for parents to take home. 


Thank you for taking the time to visit our SEND Website page - we hope you have found it useful! 

Do not hestitate to get in contact with school if you have any specific questions or concerns, we pride ourselves on working together as a team to support your child so no query is too big or too small. 


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