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)
    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)



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








    Ability Thai Boxing

    Mahdlo Youth Zone,

    Egerton Street, Oldham

    OL1 3SE


    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

    OL8 2BH


    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

    OL3 7NH


    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

    OL8 2BH


    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

    OL1 1LE

    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


    OL8 3PH


    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

    OL1 1UL


    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

    OL1 1DZ


    over 18Jane Hanna

    0161 770 4242

    Caremark Oldham – Social Activities

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

    OL4 4TZ


    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

    OL1 3SE


    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


    OL1 3JY


    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


    SK5 7DL


    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


    OL8 3PH


    From 7 to 18 years old0161 883 2401


    Youth Council Champions

    Oldham Youth Council Offices

    Room 222, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham

    OL1 1UL


    11 – 21 yearsChris Lewis


    Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm