Welcome to the SEND Page

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Here at Gorse Hill Primary School, we firmly believe in allowing every child to achieve, despite any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities they may have.

We have now successfully phased out Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and are using our Pupil Passports. The Pupil Passports are a one page profile, which are completed by conversing with the child and any adults who may work with them in school. The idea behind them is to outline a clear picture of each child; what they enjoy, what they find difficult, things that they really dislike/like and ways they feel others could help them. This also includes strategies and approaches used for each particular child to enable consistency for them throughout their learning. Pupil Passports will be reviewed each term, and Parents and Carers will be sent an updated copy each term.

Dyslexia Quality Award

We have now successfully been awarded the Dyslexia Quality Award by Trafford Council. For this, ensure all of our classrooms and workspaces are dyslexia friendly. We firmly believe that by having dyslexia friendly classrooms, we are helping all children access the curriculum more effectively, not just those with dyslexia. You may have noticed small changes over the past year such as the colour of the paper which letters are sent home on, or the change in our handwriting policy. Staff have been trained to become more confident in identifying children who may have dyslexic tendencies and with strategies to support this. We like to look at dyslexia as a different way of learning, and we celebrate that we all learn differently.


If you have any questions or queries about SEND, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. There are two ways in which you can do this; either phone via the school office on 0161 865 1209, or our new SEND e-mail address: Please note, I will often be unable to come to the phone during the school day, but I will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible. E-mails will be checked each Wednesday, but please be aware that I am unable to send any confidential information via e-mail, hard copies will be sent home instead.

Additional information

Should you require any further information about SEND at Gorse Hill, please click the link below to read our school Information Report. If you would like further information about Trafford’s Local Offer, please click the link for this, which is also below.

Thank you very much for reading our information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Miss James

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEND - Information Report

Overview of SEND Provision

SEND - Trafford's Local Offer

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