SEN Accessibility

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Parents of children with special needs are no different to any other parents in that they are looking for an environment where their child is most likely to thrive: where they will feel happy, safe and secure and benefit from the kind of teaching, support and pastoral care that enables them to reach their potential.

We are inclusive and diverse

For some children it is clear which type of educational setting is likely to be the most suitable, but for others there will be a difficult choice to be made between mainstream and special school provision.

Ashton on Mersey School is a very inclusive school with a diverse population. Children with a wide range of special educational needs are successfully included in our mainstream setting, with varying degrees of support.

For children hoping to, or about to, join Ashton on Mersey School there will be a significant amount of liaison between our and your child’s current school to ensure that the transition is a smooth as possible.

All pupils with SEN are fully timetabled within the school timetable, including mixed ability tutor groups, ability sets and, in the later years, the option groups for the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Plans and Support

The school receives additional funding for pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. This is delegated to meet each child’s needs according to their Individual Education Plan, reviewed annually, which is produced in partnership with the Local Authority.

We have outstanding links with the Authority and many other specialist support agencies. They complement our own experience and expertise in meeting the needs of all our children with special educational needs, including the assessment of any child whose needs may emerge during secondary education.

The school has excellent disability provision and has recent modifications undertaken to ensure that any pupil with a disability has full access to all facilities and the whole curriculum.

Please contact Learning Support for more information – 0161 973 1179

Dr M. Fox – SENDCo

Mrs F. Hunter / Mr T. Hirst – SEND Managers


Please click here to view policies relating to SEND.

Please click here to view the Trust policies which Ashton on Mersey School complies with.

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