At Oswald Road we have an Inclusion Team and a Pastoral Team.

Inclusion Team

Pastoral Team

S.E.N.D Information

image (9)IMG_9764Helen Woolf is our school SENCo and has worked at Oswald Road since September 2013. She has achieved the National Award for Special Needs Education (NASENCO) with a Distinction, and will be graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University on 25th July 2016.

Sam Coombes joined us as the Operational Inclusion Lead in September 2015. Prior to working at Oswald Road, Sam was a HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) in a very large inner-city school in Manchester, working mainly in KS2. She has worked in both Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units and her specialisms are SEND, behaviour management and EAL (English as an Additional Language).

Click here to see our SEND policy.

Click here to read our SEND Information Report.

For further information on Manchester’s Local Offer for Children and Young People with SEN and disabilities, click here.






Useful Documents

PDFTransitioning into a New Year Group at School- Advice for Parents of Autistic Children

PDFAdministration of Medicine

PDFMedical Conditions Policy July 2015

PDFParental Consent For School Staff To Administer Medicine

PDFProcedure For Contacting Emergency Services

PDFSchool Medical Information Form

PDFSEND Jargon buster July 2015

PDFIntro to Autism CPD

PDFIntro to Dyslexia CPD


General Information Websites & Resources

Department of Health

Early Help Hubs in Manchester

CBeebies Resources for Parents of Children with SEN

Council for Disabled Children

NSPCC Talk PANTS- Guide for Children with Learning Disabilities on Knowing How to Detect Abuse


Family Education- ADHD

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Autism & Aspergers

The National Autistic Society

Autism Independent UK

Travel Booklets for Families with Autistic Children Travelling from Manchester Airport

NSPCC Talk PANTS- Autism-Friendly Guide for Children on Knowing How to Detect Abuse

Local Offer

Manchester Local Offer for Children with Disability & Special Educational Needs

Down’s Syndrome

South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group


Dyspraxia Foundation


British Dyslexia Association


Epilepsy Action

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Visual Impairment

RNIB- Royal National Institute of Blind People

Inclusive Activities in the Local Area

Cheeky Cherubs- Youth club for all abilities/disabilities

Jump Space- a trampolining and rebound therapy centre in Stockport

Click here for information on Autism friendly activities in Manchester

Disability & Special Needs Clubs in Manchester

Autism Friendly Classes at Jump Nation

Autism and Disability Friendly Sessions at Oxygen Freejumping

Trafford Centre Resources

Autism Friendly Visual Guide

Detailed Autism Friendly Guide

Alert Card for Individuals with ASC

Alert Card for Parents/Carers of ASC Children