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SEND Information

This page contains information for parents and carers on how we cater for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at St Anne's C.E. Primary School.

On the 1st September 2014 a new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice became law.  This has some significant changes to the old code of practice.  The SEN Code of Practice still identifies SEND pupils as those with needs that are additional to and different from their peers. The main issues affecting schools and young people are:


  • The code of practice covers children and young people from the age of 0 – 25
  • The old statement of Educational Needs has been replaced with an Education Health Care Plan, which will continue to support your child in their education as they journey through their school life and beyond
  • The old SEN categories of School Action and School Action Plus has been replaced by an overarching term as pupils having a SEND need


Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your child’s current special needs, or you think your child may need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact either your child’s class teacher, or Mrs McLoughlin (SENCO) via the school office (see 'Contact Details', here.)


St. Anne's CE Primary School

SEND School Offer: February 2021

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Trafford SEND local offer


Every local authority must identify education, health and social care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND).

When we refer to our local offer, we mean all the services and organisations which are part of the support on offer in Trafford.  Information about services provided outside our local area that local people are likely to use are provided on the website.

You can access the local offer online

They also have an outreach team who meet families and professionals in the community! It's certainly worth a visit to the website to find out what is on offer in your local area for a child or young person with special educational needs or who are disabled (SEND) and their families.


 Introduction video produced by Aside Media Productions, with huge thanks from Trafford Family Information Service (FIS).


Parent Workshop

Our Educational Psychologist, Dr Tracey Woodley-Hume led a parent workshop on Trafford's Graduated Approach to SEN. Please see the slides below. If you would like access to a recording of the session, please contact our SENCO on 

Trafford Family Information Service (FIS)


Trafford's Family Information Service provide free, impartial, confidential information and advice to mums, dads, carers, young people and professionals on a range of subjects including childcare, the local offer and an outreach service.

Who to contact

Telephone: 0161 912 1053

Website: Trafford Directory




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 Trafford Parent's Forum

Trafford's parent's forum is all about Trafford parents supporting each other who have children and young people with SEN, Disability and/or additional needs.

 Being the parent or carer of a child with special needs can be a lonely, demanding and frustrating experience and TPF believe it is vital that parents have a meaningful voice, in these difficult times. Apart from the "big stuff," they also want the forum to be a source of help, advice and support for parents. That could be anything from a cup of coffee to parent training. The forum is open to all parents and carers of Trafford’s children and young people (0 -25) with Special Education Needs or who are disabled.  

The forum meets at regular intervals to discuss the issues within Trafford. They realise, of course, that for many parents, attending meetings is not a realistic option and they use a range of means to keep as many parents as possible in the information loop. 

Come and join them at their weekly drop in and catch up for parent carers. There’s no need to book, you just turn up! Dates, times and venues are on their Facebook page, SPIT Trafford.

 Who to contact


Telephone: 0161 872 0183
Website: Trafford Parents Forum Website

Trafford SEND Information and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS provide free, impartial, confidential and accessible advice, information and support on matters relating to special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities including concerns relating to health and social care. Their service is for: 

  • parents or carers of children aged from 0-25 years with SEN or who are disabled
  • young people aged 16-25 with SEN or who are disabled 

This includes children in early years settings, pupils in schools, students at colleges of further education, young people in apprenticeships and training programmes, young people who may have SEN and who are currently unemployed and in none of the above educational programmes. 


  • Help you with information about how to apply for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
  • Help with information and advice about support available in local schools for pupils with SEN
  • Provide information, advice and support in relation to the take up of personal budgets
  • Provide information on the law on SEN and disability, health and social care
  • Help you gather information relating to SEN and disability for assessments
  • Help you understand and interpret information relating to SEN and Disability
  • Provide information on the Local Authority's Disagreement Resolution Service and Independent Mediation Service
  • Signpost you to the Independent Support Service in Trafford (which is independent of the Local Authority), who can help co-ordinate the process and provide help and support if your child has an existing Statement of SEN which is being transferred to an EHC Plan
  • Provide information about complaints procedures
  • Help you lodge an appeal with the SEND Tribunal Service, and support you throughout this appeal
  • Signpost you or your child to relevant SEND support groups, organisations and other local authority services including Connexions, housing and young peoples' forums
  • Help with information on schools' admissions policies, exclusions policies and school transport policies 



Who to contact

Telephone: 0161 912 3150
Website: Trafford PYPPS


The Link Newsletter

The termly newsletter is to help keep up to date on all things SEND, including local activities, services and support. You can sign up to the newsletter directly using:



It is published in March, June and September. You will receive an email to your registered email address every time the Newsletter has been published.


You can find archived and the most current newsletters here: 


How do I access?

What’s the code?

If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents): WATERPARK

If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.

 Can I tell my family and friends?

Absolutely! Share the news with family members and other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

 How long is it?

‘Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing’ itself is in 2 parts (2 modules long in total):

Take Part 1….

…then take ‘Understanding your child’ OR ‘Understanding your child with additional needs’ (11 modules each taking 10-15 minutes to complete, benefitting from time to digest in between)….

…then take Part 2.

If you like this…

…you might like the other courses ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ (short course) or ‘Understanding your child’s feelings’ (taster course) , or other courses in the series.