Special Needs

Miss Harrison (harrison.j@crossacres.manchester.sch.uk) is our Special Educational Needs and Disability co-ordinator.  If you would like to speak with her regarding any concerns about your child please arrange a meeting via the school office.

In July we sent out a SEND questionnaire for parents.  Thank you to those parents who responded to the questionnaire it is really useful to have your feedback.  Many of your responses highlighted how pleased you are with our provision.  Some of the parental responses included:-

“I am glad that my child goes to Crossacres as I feel that my child is helped and supported”

“SEN has been delivered fantastically by this school and can set up an example to other mainstream schools”

Some questionnaires identified ways in which you felt that our practices could be improved further and in response to some parental feedback your child’s termly targets will now be shared with you at the start of a term by their class teacher and a copy will be sent home for your information.

Throughout the school year we have regular SEND coffee mornings for parents.  These informal meetings are an opportunity for parents to raise any concerns they have, share ideas with each other and develop links with other SEND parents and professionals.  The parents who have attended the meetings gave very positive feedback and we will continue to build on that success this year! This term we are holding a parents workshop on Adult Child Interaction led by our Speech Therapist Cat Lappin on Monday 12th March for parents of Foundation Stage children.  Keep watching the newsletter for more upcoming events!

Catherine Desjardins is our SEND Governor who is also one of our parent Governors!


Please click on the links below to find our SEND policy and SEND report.   These are updated on an annual basis.

SEND policy 2017 -2018



To find out what support/facilities are available for your child’s needs in the Manchester Area – please click on the image below for the Manchester Local Offer.

local offer