Special Educational Needs

On the 18/09/2018 we held a parents consultation to review and evaluate the accessibility policy and how Coppice could further promote equality of opportunity for children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities and provide equal opportunities for all regardless of race, genger, sexual orientation, disability, religions or beliefs, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity.

Parents Feedback

    • “Support for individual children is really positive.”
    • “Everything is in the right direction and she gets what she needs “
    • “Regular meetings help us to all understand where children have gaps.”
    • “Meetings are useful so we know how we can help our children at home.”
    • “The conversations at IAP meetings are really useful”
    • “We like things like Squiggle because they help my child.”
    • “Building the confidence of the children is really important. Staff are a great help and teachers go beyond their duty.”
    • “My son is trying more and is trying harder with his learning.  I can see a huge difference”
    • “My son surprises me. I didn’t know he could do that.”
    • “The relationship between teachers and children are very good, my children love to come to school.  They love forest school and signing.”
    • “My child likes to play in the sand, water and on the bikes.  The teachers know how to support him with his learning”
    • “The communication between home and school is good and we like how we get the chance to observe our children in class so that we can help them at home.”
    • “Home learning is appropriate. We like doing it with our children.”


Pupil Feedback

      • “I like forest school and signing songs.”
      • “My teacher helps us with our learning”
      • “I love my teacher.  She is really helpful”
      • “I like going on trips and going on picnics.”
      • “I like maths because we get to use the equipment which helps me with my learning.”
      • “Some of my friends help me with my learning and help me to do it.”
      • “I go to sports clubs. I love sports!”
      • “Forest school is really good because we go outside, find creatures, make sculptures out of wood and make fires.”
      • “I like science and finding out things myself”
      • “Sometimes I don’t need help with my maths learning but I do with my spelling.”
      • “Science teaches me lots of things like scientific stuff like experiments, plants and living things”
      • “I like PE, forest school and going on trips.”
      • “I like playing with my friends at lunchtime.”
      • “I like it when we use the equipment in maths because it really helps me.”
      • “I like music because you get to sing and play the instruments.”
      • “My teacher helps me with my learning and you can make a choice whether you need help or not.”
      • “My teacher helps me to be successful.”
      • “I really like art and doing complicated stuff because you need to concentrate.”



The staff and governors at Coppice recognise that all children have particular needs because all children are individuals who learn at their own pace.

The school has a policy on how we identify children with Additional Educational Needs (AEN.). Sometimes the term Special Educational Needs  (SEN) is also used. Children are set individual learning goals or targets in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that is unique to them. As well as outlining these targets a successful IEP also includes strategies that will be used to meet them and possibly special arrangements when a child may be supported either as an individual or as part of a small group. Each year group has a plan to show the provision made for all the children.

Coppice is fortunate in having a number of experienced, qualified and caring support staff who work with children as individuals or in smaller groups to help meet targets in IEP’s.

Termly meetings between parents, support staff, class teacher and Inclusion Director provide an opportunity to measure a child’s progress against targets set in their IEP. When necessary, professionals from other services who have worked with the child may also attend these meetings to offer valued advice.

School regularly works with the Quality Education Support Team (QEST), the Educational Psychology Service and Medical Services.

Coppice is a modern single storey building with special parking and toileting facilities. There are ramps to all doors and we are able to admit children with AEN, including those with physical disability, providing we can meet the child’s need.

SENCO – Mr A. Hulmes (Strategic Inclusion Leader / SENCO / Head of Academy)
SEND Governor – Mrs F. Swift
Early Years Foundation Stage SENCO – Mrs N. Padley
Middle Learners SENCO – Mrs J. Mears
Upper KS2 SENCO – Miss E. Williams

Coppice Primary Academy Special Educational Needs and / or Disibilities Information Report 2018 / 2019

Coppice Primary Academy SEND Policy 2018 / 2019

Coppice Primary Academy Accessibility Plan 2018 / 2019

Coppice Primary Acadmey Disability Equality Scheme 2018 / 2019

Coppice Primary Academy Disadvantaged Groups Analysis July 2018

Oldham Council | Local Authority

Oldham Council Inclusion Policy

Oldham Council Children And Young People With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities Local Offer

Oldham Council SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA)

Oldham Council Reports, strategies, values, codes of practice (SEND)

Oldham Council Local Offer

Young Minds


Mental Heard ORG


Sent on behalf of The SEND Oldham Partnership

Please forward to parents, carers and young people

Dear parents, carers and young people

We would like to invite you to our SEND in Oldham improvement journey session on Thursday 11 July.

The aim of the session is to give you an update of what we have accomplished over the last 18 months and how you can help us drive our development plan forward.

As parents, carers and young people it is extremely important that we get your views about the services we deliver in Oldham for children and young people with special educational needs and how we can improve them.

It’s important that we share our draft Inclusion Strategy for you to help us shape for the future of services in Oldham.

Representatives from Oldham Council, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group, parent carer forum POINT and schools will be in attendance.

We’re running two sessions throughout the day (12noon – 1.30pm and 6 – 7.30pm), which we’d love you to attend one of them.

Free refreshments and parking (access via West Street barrier) is available.

If you are unable to attend the event but still want to give your views, you can emailinternal.comms@oldham.gov.uk.

Please RSVP your attendance by Wednesday 10 July by registering here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

The SEND Oldham Partnership




List of services and activities available in Oldham for Children and Adults








Ability Thai Boxing

Mahdlo Youth Zone,

Egerton Street, Oldham



From 13 to 25 years old0161 770 4864 or 0161 770 3676A weekly fitness session£2.50
Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre

Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Greater Manchester



From 5 to 11 years oldKevin Lanham



Tuesday 10am – 3pm, Wednesday 10am -3pm, Friday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm, Wednesday Evening Sessions available 3pm – 7pm throughout the summer.
Adventure Based Learning

1 Tanner’s Mill, Greenfield, Oldham



From 7 to 70 years oldMark Hilton

0145 787 1617


Varies (sometimes free).
AJ Academy

839 Moston Lane, Moston,Manchester, M40 5RT

AJ’s Academy is an exceptionally different, independent service for adults with learning difficulties/disabilities. We are a professionally trained and competent service providing individuals with an excellent array of activities and opportunities. Our service is stimulating, challenging and exciting, but most of all fun!


Kimberley Heaton, Manager, 01612226011

manager@ajsacademy.co.uk        http://www.ajsacademy.co.uk



Open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30am – 3:30pm
Alexandra Junior Parkrun

Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham



From 4 to 14 years oldEvery Sunday at 9.00am

All Nations Church OL1 3SE.

Contact Jonathon Griffiths Barnes 07977075998




Monday Social Club 11am-3pmCost £15 incl 2 course lunch and activities.


Ambitions Disco

Three Crowns Pub, 1-3 Manchester Street


Wide range of individuals attend with varying needs, individuals with complex needs would require support to maintain their safety and wellbeing.


From 18 to 70 years oldJonathan Griffiths-Barnes


Thursday’s 6-10pm, Sunday’s 12 noon-4pmSmall cost per week – contact Ambitions for details


Autism Friendly Cinema ScreeningsCineworld




All times, dates, contact details, films and cinema locations can be checked on the dimensions websiteDiscounted Cinema Card for Carer to go FREE.
Autism Friendly Monthly Activities at Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester

M13 9PL


5 – 16 yearsVictoria Grant

0161 306 1779


FREE activity

Parent/carer must stay, siblings are also welcome

Autism Youth Club

New Bridge School, Roman Road, Hollinwood




Children and young people under 260161 770 8614 (Monday and Thursday only)


Open Monday’s and Thursday’s 6pm to 8.15pm Open all year apart from Bank Holiday and Christmas period
Barrier Breakers

Youth Council Offices

Room 222, The Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham



From 11 to 21 years oldDayna Brannick

0161 770 4288 0161 770 3116


Monday evenings 6pm to 8pm
Blue Badge Department

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham



over 18Jane Hanna

0161 770 4242

Caremark Oldham – Social Activities

Unit 7a – Ground Floor, County End Business Centre, Jackson Street, Springhead, Oldham



Any ageCarol Liaster

0161 627 0891


Cerebral Palsy Football (Chaddy Park Juniors)

Oldham Academy North, Broadway, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5BF

From 3 to 16 years oldJason@Chaddypark.co.ukSunday’s 10am to 12pm (every two weeks)
Choice Support & Transport

Viking House

449 Middleton Road, OL9 9LB


over 18Contact Keith – 07944 810 883 or 0161 628 0477


DIY Lego

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DZ


From 5 to 12 years oldDebbie

0161 770 4786


Extreme Air Oldham

Unit 1 B, Alexandra Retail Park, Park Road, Oldham, OL8 1DB

Any age0161 622 3733


Evening, Afternoon, Morning
Funky Fitness and Fun

Boarshurst Bandclub

Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield, OL3 7EW


Supports individuals with LD, Autism and some physical disabilities.  Support provided includes fitness sessions, healthy eating, and personal safety awareness and craft activities.

over 18Carita Smith 07706 709 492


9.30am – 3.30pm every Tuesday and FridayCost around £45 per day



Social club based at Rock St Resource centre

Social group individuals with LD, autism and other needs.

Weds eve 7pm-9pmNominal cost per week


Heathbank (Scope)

Day provision for individuals with complex physical and learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs


£45 per day including freshly prepared lunch


Heyside FC – Ability Counts and Disability Football Mash Up Sessions

Crompton House School

Rochdale Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7HS


10 upwardsMark Senior

0776 495 328


Holiday Homes Trust

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Any age020 8433 7290 or 020 8433 7291


Hydrotherapy Outreach Service

Bridge College

Openshaw Campus, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M11 2GR


Any ageKarien Van Elk


45 minutes slots are available: 3.30pm, 4.15pm and 5.00pm
JIGSAW Youth Club

The Honeywell Centre

Hadfield Street, Oldham, Hathershaw, OL8 3BP


From 5 to 11 years oldMartin Vose

0161 785 5176


Monday, 6-8pm
Link Centre Social Groups in conjunction with Oldham Disability Art Forum

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham


over 16Myra Wyers

0161 626 5303 or 0161 770 4786


Mahdlo Youth Zone

Mahdlo Youth Zone

Egerton Street, Oldham



From 8 to 19 years old, or 25 with a disabilityAmy Taylor

0161 624 0111


Open 7 days a week. A range of sessions are available through the week
New Bridge Horizons

New Bridge Horizons

1 Medtia Square, Phoenix Street, Oldham, OL1 1AN


Post 19 provision provide by New Bridge Group, available for individuals with a wide range of needs from 19-25.  Individuals have opportunity to access community and activities within the base.  Timetable available on request.

From 19 to 25 years oldJohn Holland

0161 883 2403


Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm The service is open 50 weeks a yearStarts at £52.50 per day for 6 hrs, additional cost for 1-1, feeding and personal care support


Oldham Active

Various locations

Any age0161 207 7000


Oldham Phab Club

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

Oldham Phab Club


Any ageplease contact Link for details


There is a small Charge

based at Millennium Centre.

Support for individuals with LD and other needs.  Very flexible services “My day, My way”.  Opportunities to access crafts, IT, cooking, films, access to community and other activities.  Additional groups also run some evenings and advocacy is available if needed.


Contact Cath Rafferty 0161 633 5544


Cost £55 per day. 27.50 per half day or £9.00 per hour


Pathways to Opportunities

3 Bentley St Chadderton.  Behind Chadderton Town Hall.


Support individuals with LD, Autism, complex physical needs, and offer support in community as well as from base.  Individuals have opportunity to access activities in the base eg computers, music sessions, crafts, cooking.  Also accessing local community swimming, leisure activities and shopping.

0161 652 6466 contact Lila or Vicki.



Service open 7 days a week


Cost from £50 per day dependent on level of need, 1-1 support 15.00 ph



Pure Innovations

Boathouse Café

Individuals with an LD or autism.  Individuals have an opportunity to explore all aspects of working in a café including snack and drink preparation, stock rotation and ordering, customer services, cleaning and health and safety tasks.  Support provided as required to meet needs.  Individuals also have the opportunity to access other provisions within Pure Innovations Group.

0161 628 8224    Joe Williams 07703 887 466


Cost £44 per day 1-1 13.50 ph


Pure Innovations (Middleton)

Wide range of activities and opportunities in local area including luncheon clubs, community shops, social activities etc.


Contact Diane Barnes  0161 643 8146


Cost £44.00 per day


Selecta Day Service for Vulnerable Adults

The Canon George Community Hall

Chapel Road, Hollinwood, Oldham OL8 4QQ


Selecta is staffed by highly skilled and experienced staff with language skills in Pushto/Urdu and Punjabi. Mrs Shagufta Khan 07866791238 selecta@gmx.co.uk


Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm Female only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mixed male and female group on Tuesdays.Cost £45 per day or £10 per hour


Shaw Centre in Harpurhey Manchester

Day provision, access to local community and various activities.  Cost of activities and lunch paid via personal finances.


Nicola Whitehead



Cost of £29 per day plus activities and lunch at nominal cost, visits welcome and trial day available on request.
The Terence O’Grady Club (For Adults with a Learning Disability)

St Anne’s ARLFC

Higginshaw Road




Social club for adults with a Learning Disability

over 16Phill Webber

0161 620 7986 or 07972501837


Leader Carole Kindon – 07780778810 Evening/Weekend Leader Carol Stacey – 07989423597 Evening/Weekend

Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 21.00Nominal cost per week


Transport For Sick Children

Suite 338 SBIC

Broadstone Mill

Broadstone Road




Children under 18Anna Burns

0161 443 4122


Evening, Afternoon, Morning
V.I. Bees


Any ageRuth Walmsley

07780 466 410

Vestacare Oakdene Day Centre

1067 Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester

M9 8AJ


18 to 45 yearsDianne Newell

0161 220 5840


Visual Impaired Youth Group

The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

From 11 to 18 years oldKeryn Green

0161 770 3110


Waves – Slaithwaite

Day provision with wide range of activities including work experience, basic skills, independence skills and a variety of social activities.


Contact Rachel Essen   01484 769 734






Wellbeing Service–

various work based projects across area

Grassroots Failsworth –

Allotments. Chadderton Park Garden Centre – woodwork, gardening, crafts etc. Support provided to a individuals with LD, autism and physical care needs Work based activity to work on employment skills and team work,  Individuals have opportunity to work alongside others on practical skills.

£43.05 per day, £25.00 half day


Wheelchair Football

New Bridge School

Roman Road




From 7 to 18 years old0161 883 2401


Youth Council Champions

Oldham Youth Council Offices

Room 222, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham



11 – 21 yearsChris Lewis


Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm