At Chorlton Park Primary School, we believe that all our children have an equal right of access to a broad and balanced curriculum which enables them to achieve educational success and to reach their full potential.  We use our best endeavours to meet each child’s additional needs and make reasonable adjustments in order for them and their families to fully participate in the life of the school.

We understand that some children, at some point during their primary years, may need additional support to access the learning at their level.  We seek to identify and assess such ‘special educational needs’ promptly, in consultation with parents. Children may receive support individually, in small groups or through resources and equipment made available in class, and progress is monitored regularly.  

The SEND Local Offer offers information for parents, in a single place. The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements.

Click here for more information about the support available from Manchester Local Authority.

Our SENCo is Mrs Kate Holden-Sim. 

Mrs Holden-Sim co-ordinates additional support for pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them. 

If you would like to meet with Mrs Holden-Sim you can arrange meeting by calling 0161 881 1621 or email her on 


At Chorlton Park Primary School children's needs are addressed systematically using a three wave approach. 

Wave 1: 

All children receive quality first teaching. This means a range of teaching and learning styles are used and appropriate learning objectives are set for a curriculum that meets their individual needs. 

All children’s progress is monitored half termly by the Senior Leadership Team and Class Teachers. At this time provision may be adjusted to meet identified needs. 

Wave 2: 

School based interventions are put in place where necessary to enable children to work at age-related expectations. 

Wave 3: 

For children who do not make expected progress after school based interventions school will liaise with outside agencies. 

A highly differentiated or personal interventions or curriculum will be established for those who need it using the advice of other professionals. ·       

Information, Advice & Support (IAS) Manchester   IAS Manchester offers independent information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The service also ensures that parents, carers and young people have access to information and advice about issues relating to the child or young person's health and social care.