Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The SENCO is Mrs Suzanne Lewis.  Please contact her via the school office or 01617554772.

Our school is an inclusive school which aims to involve all pupils in the wider life of the school. At Moorfield Primary, we cater for all children with SEN, including children with needs in the following areas:

•    communication and interaction, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
•    cognitive and learning;
•    social, emotional and mental health; and
•    sensory and/or physical.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) oversees the children with SEN and supports teachers and teaching assistants in working with them and providing appropriate strategies and learning experiences. Our SENCO is to be updated in the light of staffing and changes in provision.

Our SEN policy is available at school from the school office.

Children with SEN will have an individual education plan (IEP) written by class teachers with targets to improve their learning or develop their skills. The IEPs are shared with parents at parents’ evenings. They are reviewed 3 times per year after assessments and new targets are written.

Children with SEN are given support to help them to reach their targets. This may be through a different level of activity, help from an adult, extra resources to use, small group work, 1 to 1 work with a teaching assistant. Your child’s class teacher will organise this under the direction of the SENCO.

ASC Resource Provision

Moorfield Resource Provision

Click here to see the report from our latest Quality Assurance Review (November 2019)

What is the Moorfield Resource Provision?
The Moorfield Resource provision is a specialist resource provision within the grounds of Moorfield Primary School which caters for children who have an Austism Spectrum Condition. 

It is staffed by a two full time teachers and 3 full time learning support assistants. The resource has places for 20 children and covers EYFS, KS1 & KS2 and is overseen by our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Lewis.

The resource is an integral part of the school and children join mainstream activities as part of their daily routines and transition programmes when appropriate but this transition is tailored to meet the individual needs of the children. 

The Curriculum
Children in the resource have an educational health care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is based on the Statuary Framework for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and KS2 National Curriculum, and is differentiated according to each child’s stage of development.

All children have a full assessment when they first come to the class and this is then used to plan their learning.

Each child follows their own programme and their progress is closely monitored through observations and more formal assessments. Targets are shared and reinforced on a daily basis and achievement rewarded.

For children accessing the mainstream school, their transition is carefully planned: children may join their peer group for lunchtimes, playtime and enrichment time when appropriate. As they progress the transition will build on their strengths, allowing them to join classes where they will experience success. Each stage will be monitored and taken at the child’s pace.

For more information on our Resource Provision please select Moorfield Resource Provision under the ‘classes’ tab.

Salford Information and Advice Support Service (SIASS)

Salford Local Authority have SIASS that offers to support parents and gives information about special needs issues, schools or other provision. Parents may contact Salford’s SIASS support worker:

Mrs Liz Williams on 0161 778 0343   or
Mrs Maureen Fowler on 0161 778 0349

External Agencies

Throughout the year, the following agencies have supported special educational needs pupils in the school:

_ Educational Psychology
_ Speech & Language
_ School Nurse

Staff Training

Staff in school have had training in the following areas:

_ Team teach
_ ELKLAN speech and language
_ ASD in the classroom
_ Supporting pupils with special educational needs
_ SENCO Conference
_ Provision Mapping


Test papers are used to assess children’s learning and progress then inputted onto Connecting Steps, a computerised tracking system. This system is used by all staff and the SENCO to record assessments, set targets and track progress.

Governor Involvement

The Governing body review policies and are updated about SEN practice.

What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the provision made at Moorfield?

At Moorfield Primary School we operate an ‘open door’ policy. Parents and carers are encouraged to speak with the class teacher about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the Headteacher or Senco who will be able to talk about how Moorfield can support children with SEND. The School’s complaints policy is on our school website. This includes complaints around SEND and Looked after children. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance discussions would be encouraged by the class teacher, SENDCO and Headteacher to try and resolve any issues.