We endeavor to empower students
to aspire to succeed and to aim high in all that they do
We pride ourselves on the SEN support that we offer to our students. We have a dedicated team of staff based in the Learning Base, who provide a fantastic range of support to students.
Saddleworth School is a fully inclusive school. We ensure that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically, in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs). We strive for an education for all pupils, that enables them to be creative, inquisitive, compassionate and successful young people, through a curriculum that is rich, exciting, innovative and varied.
This document is intended to give families general information regarding the ways in which we support our pupils with Special Educational Need / Disabilities (SEND) to reach their potential. The strategies, resources and support explained are continually developed and our provision modified to provide for the changing requirements of individuals. We embrace the fact that every child is unique and therefore will receive provision and support to reflect their individual needs.
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
When a student is identified as having SEND, we use specific needs based plans, pupil profiles and resources which help support their development, address areas of concern and increase progress. The school has developed a dedicated SEND and Student Support Team with a variety of skills and knowledge to support your child.
The School SENCO is Mrs C Pounder firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Member of staff with responsibility for SEND is Mr D Casey - Assistant Head Teacher email@example.com
In addition to the SEND Coordinator (SENDCO) this team consists of; a Deputy SENCO, a team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants. The SEND team also links closely with Pastoral teams and school health to provide further pastoral and medical support.
Other relevant documentation is available by clicking on the links below:
If you would like further information as to what the school can offer please contact:
Ms C Pounder SENDCO
Dr Louise Kay – SEND Governor
For further information visit the link below to access the Oldham Local Offer: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200368/children_and_young_people_with_special_educational_needs_and_disabilities
If you would like information regarding the SEND offer made by the Local Authority or require further information, then please click on the images below:
Our policy establishes how our school is committed to ensuring everyone has equal rights.
It protects all people no matter what their difference and states the importance of being treated fairly and equally (not necessarily the same)
The policy establishes what different people in the school will do if people are not treated equally.
The Peer Mentors have summarised the Equality Policy as follows:
E – Equality means treating people fairly, not always the same
Q – Quality education, pastoral care and opportunities will be provided for all
U – Uniqueness is celebrated within our school
A – As part of a community, employer and school, the school treats everyone fairly
L – Laws on equality are supported through our school values
I – Incidents that question equality, rights or fairness will be dealt with through the policy
T – Teachers will have the highest standards for everyone
Y – Your voice matters, if you don’t feel equal, tell a peer mentor or your form tutor.
How do we promote equality?
We promote equality in so many ways in our school that it is difficult to list them all; some examples can be seen below:
Assemblies and form time sessions are led on PSHCE and SMSC themes. These cover equality related topics such as justice, peace and tolerance.
There will be a unique Equality assembly led by the Peer Mentors to explain what the Equality Policy means for students.
We have various methods of tackling inequality from our VLE ‘No to bullying’ button to our Diana Award trained group of anti-bullying ambassadors.
Lessons across the curriculum promote equality; from Human Rights in Year 7 EP through to understanding different types of Families and relationships in RE.
Our full Equality Policy is available HERE.