Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Alison Cole: SENDCO for EYFS


Sarah Hookes: Inclusion Lead and SENDCO for KS1 and LKS2


Roisin Carroll: Inclusion Lead and SENDCO for UKS2. 


Article 23 - Children with a disability

A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.


Cavendish Primary School continually seeks to be fully inclusive, striving to enable all pupils to feel confident and to achieve the best they can at school. All pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to their needs. Teaching and learning approaches are adapted to the differing needs of pupils within each lesson using the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Five-a-day principle. Sometimes, some pupils need additional learning support. Sometimes, some pupils need some additional support to develop their social skills or to enhance their emotional wellbeing. Teachers identify concerns through ongoing assessment and observation, and through communication with parents / carers. Class teachers are parents' first, and main, point of contact. Many pupils require some extra help at some point in their school life. This is readily provided and a wide range of additional needs can be met through Inclusive Quality First Teaching. 

When a pupil needs some further adjustments we may, in consultation with parents / carers, set up a child centred One Page Profile to record the day-to-day strategies which are beneficial for them, bespoke to that pupil. If a pupil has a high level of ongoing difficulty despite the additional provision outlined above, they may be considered to have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

In addition to a 1PP, pupils with an Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) or on the pathway to an EHC needs assessment will also have a One Page Profile +.    

To find out more, please follow the link below to our SEND Information Report. This is set out as a series of Frequently Asked Questions and explains how we identify and support pupils with SEND.

You can download our Special Educational Needs policy and Accessibility Plan below. 

Information about the Manchester City Council Local Offer and what services you and your family can expect from a range of local agencies - including your statutory entitlements can be found here. The Local Offer team are producing a weekly newsletter which you can subscribe to.



Cavendish Road,
West Didsbury,
Manchester M20 1JG
Mrs Taylor: Headteacher
Miss Evans: Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hookes: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 1-4
Mrs Carroll: Inclusion lead & SENDCO for years 5-6
All available via the school email & telephone number