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, Sensory Integration, ASC, behaviour management and EAL (English as an Additional Language). Sam leads on Speech & Language interventions in school and has completed the ELKLAN Speech and Language Training Award for Primary School Pupils.


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.


  • Deputy Headteacher (SEND)

    Helen Woolf

    Deputy Headteacher (SEND)
  • Operational Inclusion Lead

    Sam Barrett

    Operational Inclusion Lead
  • Link Educational Psychologist

    Teresa Regan

    Link Educational Psychologist
  • Link Speech and Language Therapist

    Helen Adkins

    Link Speech and Language Therapist
  • Play Therapist

    Rebecca Roberts

    Play Therapist

Complaints Procedure

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 monitored by our Communications & Marketing Manager and all emails are forwarded to the Headteacher. A copy of the school’s Resolutions and Complaints Policy can be found here.


Speech & Language Resources

The links below are fun, simple activities that parents can complete at home to support their child’s Speech Sound and Language Development. They are really helpful for any children who may be receiving support via the Speech and Language service but they also provide general support to children in EYFS and KS1, especially children with English as an Additional Language.


Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email or

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content