Special Educational and Disability Needs Provision

“Holy Family is an oasis of tranquility, love and respect, where all within the school community feel welcomed and supported.”

“Inclusion, respect and tolerance are at the heart of Holy Family.” 

At Holy Family RC Primary School, we strive to ensure that:
  • a child with special educational needs will have their needs met.
  • the views, wishes and feelings of children with SEND are sought and taken into account as fully as possible and as appropriate to their age and understanding.
  • parents/carers have an important role to play in supporting their child’s education. Their views are sought and taken into account.
  • the child and their parents are able to participate as fully as possible in decisions; and are provided with the information and support necessary to enable participation in those decisions
  • children with special educational needs and disabilities are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including an appropriate curriculum for the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.
  • our SEND (Special Educational Needs/Disability) Policy is based on the fundamental principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2015
Our Special Needs Co-ordinator Mrs S. Needle

Holy Family’s SEND Provision

Welcome to our SEND pages. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which Holy Family is able to support SEND pupils to reach their full potential.

SEND Policy 2023-24

Send Information Report 2021-2022

Accessibility Policy

Disability Access Plan


Oldham SEND Local Offer

The Oldham Local Offer provides information on what is available in Oldham for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).

The Local Offer has been produced by children, young people, parents, carers, and practitioners working together. Families have been engaged throughout the development of the Local Offer and feedback forms are a fundamental part of its ongoing development. Click here for further information



Family Information Service

The Family Information Service provide help, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (0-25 SEND)

Click here for further information. 

Family Hubs

Our Family Hubs are one-stop shops where you can access all the help and support you need to make sure your child is healthy, safe and looked after. Click here for more information. 

POINT – Parents of Oldham in Touch

POINT is YOUR VOICE  and this is where you can make sure your voice is heard in shaping the future for Children and Young people with Additional Needs and Disabilities.  POINT offers support respite and activities for children and young people suffering varying levels of autism.

POINT can offer a wide range of training for parents of children with additional needs. Please click here to see their training offer.


Oldham SEND IAS Service

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Advice and Support (IAS) Service is a FREE confidential, impartial and independent service operated by POINT Services.

Oldham SEND IAS Service exists to help parents and carers of children with additional needs and disabilities; and children and young people themselves, in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision.

Their support services are tailored to your individual needs and are both personal and confidential.  They can offer you:

  • Independent information about Special Needs Education.
  • One-to-one advice and support.
  • Details about how Special Education, Health and Social Care is organised.
  • Advice about working with those involved with you, your child or young person.
  • Information about local support networks.
  • Access to Independent Parental Support for Parents, Carers and Young People 16+
  • Support to arrange Mediation and Disagreement Resolution.
  • Support with SEND Tribunal claims.
  • Opportunities to improve and shape services through our SEND IAS Steering Group.

Their website contains useful information, guidance and practical tools to enable you to understand the processes and arrangements for Special Educational Needs and disability both locally and nationally so that you can make informed choices about the provision required to meet you own, or your child or young persons needs.

Telephone:  0161 667 2055

Please click here  to visit their website.  

Oldham Parent Carer Forum

We are a member of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

Our main aim is to ensure the needs of our children and young people with SEND are met and we bring together parent carers from across Oldham to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice:

  • create a culture of participation and co-production across education, health, social care and the voluntary sectors. This means that we can become involved in all aspects of designing, commissioning, delivering and reviewing services as an equal partner;
  • empower our members to ensure that their voices are heard at a local, regional and national level; and
  • inspire our partners by sharing good practice and knowledge.

MindED for Families

Click here for practical advice about supporting the mental health of your child. 

Speech and Language UK

Speech and Language UK give families the confidence and skills to help their children. If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language please click here for further information. 

Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Dyslexia is a neurological difference and can have a significant impact during education, in the workplace and in everyday life. Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics.

For more information please click here. 

National Autistic Society

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. 

For more onformation please click here. 

Autistic Youth Centre (8-18 years)

AYC Youth Group is for children and young people in Oldham with a formal diagnosis of A.S.D.

AYC gives children the opportunity to socialise, spend time with their peers, develop friendships, to develop social skills such as sharing, turn taking and take part in a variety of structured or unstructured activities.

Activities include football and indoor sports, basic cooking, games including PlayStation, arts and crafts, and visits to the park weather permitting. During school holidays we try to go on a variety of outings and trips. Click here for more information.


Mahdlo Youth Zone

Mahdlo offers a number of out of school activities.  Their work falls within six key themes: Get Active (Sports); Get Creative (Arts); Get Sorted (personal development, crime prevention and health and wellbeing); Get Outdoors (outward bound and environmental activities); Get Connected (leadership, volunteering and citizenship); Get Ahead (employment and enterprise).

Please click on the picture link to visit their website or click here.

Telephone:  0161 624 0111

Tiny Happy People

Language lets children express themselves and tell others how they feel. When children start school they should be able to speak to their new friends in full sentences, ask teachers simple questions and understand what they’re told to do. When they have these skills they’ll feel more confident and they’ll be happier. Click here for tips and advice. 

50 Things To Do Before You’re 5.

A menu of fun, affordable ideas for play and learning with your 0-4 year old in Oldham. Get daily inspiration from these simple and engaging activities that preschoolers love! Click here. 

BIRD Charity

The BIRD Charity work with and support people and children who may be affected by:

The people we treat may be affected by:

Cerebral palsy
Congenital defects
Acquired head injury
Developmental delay

Hyperactivity/attention deficit disorders
Behavioural / emotional disorders
Other non – specific learning difficulties.

Click here for more information.



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