Special Educational Needs and Disability
At Arlies Primary, we are proud to be an inclusive school where every child is unique and valued. Through our comprehensive approach to SEND, we strive to provide a secure, caring and happy environment. Our staff carefully plan to remove any barriers children may face and our curriculum has been designed to build opportunities for all students enabling them to unlock new talents.
We are passionate about ensuring children with SEND have access to all parts of our Arlies Values Curriculum and that teaching is adapted for all children to access the same lesson objectives whilst providing scaffolds to support all students in making progress. We work hard to ensure no child feels inferior or superior to their peers.
Our aim is to be a totally inclusive school and we succeed in this by giving children the tools they need to show excellence across the curriculum.
Aside from the teaching in class, teachers and staff at Arlies work with a network of professionals who have delivered training for staff and support for pupils in specific areas. We work closely with lots of families to ensure the children have the correct support in place; some families may have access to support from our Play Therapist while other families may receive support from the Educational Psychologist or other agencies in Tameside. Our school also has a full-time Child and Family Support Officer who offers practical help, emotional support and nurture to families and children experiencing short or long-term difficulties.
To find out more about the SEND provision at our school, please see the SEND Information Report and SEND Policy attached below.
Support for Parents
Parents can visit the Tameside SEND Local offer which provides families access to information, advice, support and services for children and young people (aged 0-25) with SEND.
Matching Provision to Need.pdf
The Together Trust - SENDIASS
SENDIASS Advice and Support Information.pdf
OKE – Our Kids Eyes
A parent led charity who is there to listen, support and empower parents. They also help parents navigate and understand systems, find the right support and signpost them to other services. OKE also provides activities and events throughout the year to make a positive impact on the lives of Tameside children and their families.
Support resources for parents to use at home
Barrier Games - They are designed to improve communication and listening skills and require constant teamwork.
S&L visuals - The visual aids used in school which can be used in the home to support consistency.
S&L support link for parents:
SEND Coordinator - Miss C Ambrose - 0161 338 4854