Lowerplace Primary School

  1. Key Information
  2. SEND


Inclusion Lead and SENDCo – Mrs A Bi (Assistant Headteacher)

At Lowerplace, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive setting. We hope you find the following information useful.

At Lowerplace Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our schoolAll staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and strive to break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners.

All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs.

We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and kept informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We work alongside specialist teachers (through Rochdale’s Additional Needs Service – RANS), Educational Psychologists, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.


The Lowerplace Inclusion Team

At Lowerplace Primary, we strive to meet the needs of children in all areas of their academic and practical learning, as well as their emotional wellbeing. In order to meet these needs, we have an Inclusion Team who support and lead on different areas to ensure all of our children are achieving their personal best. 


Mrs A Bi

Speech and Language

Lead TA

Mrs H Cryer

Children’s Welfare Officer

Mrs N Gyongyosi

Cognitive Intervention

Lead TA

Mrs E Taylor

Learning Mentor

Mrs B Kelly


Miss E Bullock

EAL Provision

Lead TA

Mrs D Hanes

How we identify special educational needs and disability

When pupils have identified SEN&D before they start at Lowerplace Primary School, we will work with the people who already know them and use the information they give us to help give your child the best possible support.

If you think your child has special educational needs we will discuss this with you and explore it further.  We will share with you what we find out and will work together to help support your child.

If our staff think that your child has special educational needs this may be because your child is not making as much progress as other pupils.  We will observe your child and try to find out what is causing them problems.  We may from time to time use tests and assessments so we can find out exactly what your child can and cannot do.

If your child needs significant support in school we will use an Individual Education Plan or a Provision map to identify small targets to help your child to make progress.  If other agencies are involved, we will take into account their advice.

SEND Documents

Rochdale SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer offers information for parents, in a single place. The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements.

Find more information here