At Alt Academy we aim to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. We aim to be as inclusive as reasonably possible, in meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill came into effect from September 2014. Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children with Special Educational Needs. This is the ‘Local Offer’. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families.
Who can I contact for further information?
- A really useful website for information on a range of issues around SEND is on the councils website www.oldham.gov.uk/localoffer
- Oldham’s parent/carer group is called POINT (Parents of Oldham in Touch). This is an umbrella organisation for all parents and carers of children with SEND. They work with Oldham council, Education, Health and other providers to make sure the services they deliver meet a range of needs for children and families http://pointoldham.co.uk/
- Oldham’s SEND IASS Formerly known as Parent Partnership, Oldham. Special Educational Needs andDisability (SEND) Information Advice and Support (IAS) Service is a FREE confidential, impartial and independent service operated by POINT Services http://iassoldham.co.uk/
- The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial, up-to-date information to support parents/carers with children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to age 25 with a disability or additional need) and prospective parents www.oldham.gov.uk/fis
Children’s additional needs and disability register