Woodlands Primary Academy

SEND Information

Woodlands Primary Academy is fully inclusive and welcomes all children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

We are a person centered school and as such ensure our children and their families are at the centre of everything we offer.

All children at Woodlands are supported to thrive and to achieve their potential, regardless of any SEND. Children identified as having a SEND have the same access to high quality teaching and engaging learning environments as all other children in school and, in addition, will have a support plan and one page profile which will outline their strengths and difficulties and ensure all staff in school are aware of the most appropriate teaching strategies to use to ensure the best progress possible is made.

All children at Woodlands access the curriculum at a level which challenges them to make progress across all areas of school life. We encourage and support children to strive to achieve their potential. All teachers at Woodlands are teachers of children with SEND and as such provide high quality teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of children with SEND within their classrooms. Where a child’s SEND is supported through an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) support staff are deployed to provide targeted support and in some cases, alternative provision, to children.

Our Academy has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is responsible for the management of provision and support for identified pupils with SEND.

Our SENCO: Mrs Emma Atkinson

If you wish to speak directly to our SENCO please contact the main school office on 0161 3695698 or email and you will be transferred.

Mrs Atkinson is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, the SENCO role is being covered by Miss Humble. Please contact school in the usual way should you need to speak to her. 

SEND Information Report - September 2023

SEND Policy

Useful Resources 

The following documents contain links to Apps which you may find useful when supporting your child's learning at home. Each app is hyperlinked - click on the title of each for more information.

Apps for learners with literacy difficulties

Apps for learners with maths difficulties

The Local Offer

At Woodlands we work closely with our partner agencies across Oldham. The Local Offer lists the contact details for various services who can provide support, assessment and information for families of children in Oldham with SEND. 

 Oldham SEND Local Offer


For impartial, independent advice on your child's SEND, there is a wealth of information available from POINT. Click the image below to access this information


SENDIASS is short for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice Support Service (IASS) and exists to help parents and carers of children who have, or may have, special educational needs and/or disabilities; and children and young people themselves, in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision.

Our support services are tailored to your individual needs and are both personal and confidential.  We can offer you:

  • Independent information about Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND).
  • Advice about working with those involved with you, your child or young person.
  • Information about local support networks.
  • Support to arrange Mediation and Disagreement Resolution.
  • Support with SEND Tribunal claims.
  • Opportunities to improve and shape services through our SEND IAS Steering Group.

Support is available by phone, email, website and face to face meetings and our role is to enable children, young people and their families to support themselves.

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