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Helen Woolf – Deputy Headteacher (Inclusion)

Sam Barrett – Operational Inclusion Lead

Rashmina Mullick- SEND TA

Ozma Ahmed- SEND TA

Tracey Buckley- SEND TA

Kym Harman- SEND TA

Yasmin Atif- SEND TA

Lynne Lowe- SEND TA

Cindy Skerritt- SEND TA

Katie Hough- SEND TA

Bethan Murphy- SEND TA

Teresa Regan- Link Educational Psychologist

Helen Adkins- Link Speech and Language Therapist (1 hr per week)

Diane Moat- Specialist SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty) Teacher (1 hr per week)

Jenny Dubowitz – Trainee Play Therapist (one afternoon per week)


Learning Support Information

Helen 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 graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University on 25th July 2016.

Sam Barrett 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.


In order to deal with you concern or complaint in the quickest and most straightforward way, we ask that you please direct all concerns or complaints, via email, to the following address :
This inbox is reviewed daily by the Headteacher. A copy of the school’s Resolutions and Complaints Policy can be found here.



There are friendly, informal Local Offer drop-in events coming up, which are a great way for parents/carers of a child with SEN to:
— speak to services face to face
— meet other parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities
— get information and advice
— find out about local activities available for their child.

All are welcome to pop in for a cuppa and a chat any time between 10am and 12 noon on:

29 Jan 2020– Powerhouse, 140 Raby Street, M14 4SL
26 Feb 2020- Manchester Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, M9 8AE
25 Mar 2020- Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, 206 Portway M22 1QW
29 April 2020– Powerhouse, 140 Raby Street, M14 4SL
13 May 2020- Manchester Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, M9 8AE
24 June 2020- Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, 206 Portway, M22 1QW
8 July 2020– Powerhouse, 140 Raby Street, M14 4SL


General Information Websites & Resources

Department of Health

Early Help Hubs in Manchester

Trafford Parents Forum

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

SEND Jargon buster July 2015


Family Education- ADHD

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Autism & Aspergers

Intro to Autism CPD

The National Autistic Society

Autism Independent UK

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

Resources to support children, young people and adults with Down Syndrome


Dyspraxia Foundation


Intro to Dyslexia CPD

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 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






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