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Coppice Primary Academy


Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities

We have held a parents consultation in October 2023 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, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religions or beliefs, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity.

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 Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND).  A Person-Centred Plan (PCP) that is unique to each child is developed termly, with outcomes and actions and strategies that will be used to help them meet their outcomes.  Sometimes a child may be supported either as an individual or as part of a small group on a targeted intervention to help support the identified outcomes. 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 PCPs.

Termly meetings between parents, support staff, class teacher and SENDCo provide an opportunity to measure a child’s progress against targets set in their PCP. 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 SEND, including those with physical disability, providing we can meet the child’s need.

SENDCo – Mr A Hulmes
SEND Governor – Mrs F Swift 

Policies and Documents

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Inclusion Policy

Accessibility Plan

Supporting Transition For Vulnerable Children


Oldham Council | Local Authority

Oldham Council Inclusion Policy

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

Local Offer Leaflet.pdf

SEND Information Leaflet.pdf

Oldham Council SEND Written Statement of Action (WSOA)

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

Family Information Services School Holidays Calendar

Young Minds


Mental Heard ORG



Summary of conversations with parents and carers (September 2023) identified some of the strengths of the SEND provision at Coppice:

  • “The school supports my child with their learning”
  • “The communication is good”
  • “The teachers are caring and they support my child” “The teachers know what (my child) needs.  They know how to help (them)”
  • “They are good.  They help (my child) learn”
  • “My child likes to come to school”
  • “They (child) likes to go to clubs after school, to do things after school”
  • “(My child) likes the teachers.  They help (them) to play and to learn things”
  • “The teachers tell me things I can help with at home, how (they) are learning”
  • “The teacher tells me about help for (my child)”
  • “The teachers talk to me and I can ask questions and get help”

Conversations with pupils (September 2023) identified some of the strengths of the SEND provision at Coppice:

  •  “My teacher help me with things I don’t know”
  • “I like my teachers they help me”

  • “I like (to do) things on my own sometimes.  I like to be with my friends, they help me”

  • “My teacher shows me and I can do it on my own”

  • “I like working with the adults in class, I ask them to help me and understand”

  • “I like to use the (equipment).  It helps me see what to do”

  • “I like to be outside.  I like Forest School it’s fun”

  • “Lunch is good.  I see my friends”

Bounce Forward Raising Resilience- Free Parents Online Course

Course Overview 

Session 1: Optimism during uncertainty

This session explores the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Flexible and realistic thinking lies at the heart of resilience: it enables us to do the ‘right’ thing at the right time, so we achieve the best possible outcome.

Session 2: Developing the mental muscle

Helping children gain more control over how they feel and behave. Reframing unhelpful choices, and developing empathy for self and others so they can navigate uncertainty and learn to fail well.

Session 3: Compassionate communication

Effective communication is essential as our children move into adolescence. We can find ourselves in cycles of nagging and bickering and focusing on the ‘big’ conversations, and with it, we become disconnected. Resilience and compassion are the keys to staying connected.

Session 4: Mindsets and Energy

Nurturing and developing a growth mindset in our children. Understanding the psychological link between energy, emotions and behaviour.

Session 5: Parenting to strengths

Identifying the unique strengths of children and ourselves – and how to use them to best effect

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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 old 0161 770 4864 or 0161 770 3676 A weekly fitness session £2.50
Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre


Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Greater Manchester



From 5 to 11 years old Kevin 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 old Mark 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



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 old Every Sunday at 9.00am


All Nations Church OL1 3SE.

Contact Jonathon Griffiths Barnes 07977075998


Monday Social Club 11am-3pm Cost £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 old Jonathan Griffiths-Barnes

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



Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings Cineworld





All times, dates, contact details, films and cinema locations can be checked on the dimensions website Discounted 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 years Victoria 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 26 0161 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 old Dayna Brannick


0161 770 4288 0161 770 3116

Monday evenings 6pm to 8pm
Blue Badge Department


The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham



over 18 Jane Hanna


0161 770 4242

Caremark Oldham – Social Activities


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



Any age Carol Liaster


0161 627 0891

Cerebral Palsy Football (Chaddy Park Juniors)


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

From 3 to 16 years old Sunday’s 10am to 12pm (every two weeks)
Choice Support & Transport


Viking House

449 Middleton Road, OL9 9LB


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

DIY Lego


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


From 5 to 12 years old Debbie


0161 770 4786

Extreme Air Oldham


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

Any age 0161 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 18 Carita Smith 07706 709 492

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





Social club based at Rock St Resource centre

Social group individuals with LD, autism and other needs.

Weds eve 7pm-9pm Nominal 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 upwards Mark Senior


0776 495 328

Holiday Homes Trust


Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Any age 020 8433 7290 or 020 8433 7291

Hydrotherapy Outreach Service


Bridge College

Openshaw Campus, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M11 2GR


Any age Karien 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 old Martin 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 16 Myra 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 disability Amy 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 old John Holland


0161 883 2403

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



Oldham Active


Various locations

Any age 0161 207 7000

Oldham Phab Club


The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

Oldham Phab Club


Any age please 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



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 16 Phill Webber


0161 620 7986 or 07972501837

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

Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 21.00 Nominal cost per week



Transport For Sick Children


Suite 338 SBIC

Broadstone Mill

Broadstone Road




Children under 18 Anna Burns


0161 443 4122

Evening, Afternoon, Morning
V.I. Bees



Any age Ruth Walmsley


07780 466 410

Vestacare Oakdene Day Centre


1067 Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester

M9 8AJ


18 to 45 years Dianne Newell


0161 220 5840

Visual Impaired Youth Group


The Link Centre, 140 Union Street, Oldham

From 11 to 18 years old Keryn 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 old 0161 883 2401

Youth Council Champions


Oldham Youth Council Offices

Room 222, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham



11 – 21 years Chris Lewis

Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm