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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Special Educational Needs and Disability Support

News for SEND Families From Manchester Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 


The 4 broad categories of SEND are: 

- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Physical and sensory

A person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. At compulsory school age this means he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or, has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools. 



 If you have a concern about the support your child is receiving in school we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss this concern.




Quality First Provision


High quality teaching that responds to all pupil needs to ensure both curriculum exposure and entitlement. This includes a variety of interventions in all year groups. 



  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Visual aids to support understanding
  • Teacher modelling
  • Scaffolding of tasks
  • Teacher and TA guided sessions
  • Displays and resources to support independence
  • Positive learning environment 



  • Access to Place2Be for children and their families
  • Pupil Risk Assessments
  • Rewards and responsibilities
  • Support from a member of SMT as a phase leader
  • Gardening and Cooking Club
  • Wellbeing and Readiness to learn Policy 


Communication and Interaction

  • Language friendly environments
  • Visual timetable in each class
  • Simplified language
  • SCLN first response resources
  • Differentiated Curriculum 
  • Vocabulary lists 


Sensory, Medical and/or physical 

  • Care plans for all children when appropriate
  • Dedicated care plan lead
  • Appropriate equipment to promote access to learning including the use of IT
  • Visual Aids to help understanding
  • Sensory Circuits
  • OT interventions including motor skills

Take a look at our sensory rooms

SEND Parent Leaflet