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Temple Primary School has a named SENCO (Mr Matthew Foster), a named Assistant SENCO (Mrs Rachel Boulton) and a named Governor responsible for SEN (Ms Aisha Ali). They ensure that Temple Primary School’s Special Educational Needs policy works within the guidelines and inclusion policies of the SEN Code of Practice (2014), the Local Education Authority and other policies current within the school.

You can contact the SENCO by phone on 0161 205 1932.

At Temple Primary School we support children with a wide variety of special educational needs including children with ASC, ADHD, Dyslexia, Down’s syndrome, Learning difficulties, Speech and Language delay, HI, VI, medical conditions, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties and many more.



Class Teachers


To provide good quality first teaching by:

  • Taking into account the views of parents/carers and young people
  • Identifying and assessing individual need and tracking progress
  • Planning and delivering a challenging and differentiated curriculum which ensures the progress of all children
  • Using prior knowledge as a starting point for learning
  • Adapting teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners
  • Creating a classroom environment where all pupils understand expectations and know where to find support 
  • Creating a classroom atmosphere which encourages and values the contributions of all children
  • Supporting the identification, planning and provision for children needing extra support 
  • Devising personalised Additional Support Plans, with support from the SENDCo.
  • Implementing the advice from outside agencies to support the learning and progress for identified children


Mr M Foster

To develop, alongside the Principal and School Councillors, the strategic development of SEN provision, within the school, by:

  • Creating an overview of the needs across the school
  • Meeting half-termly with the SEN Governor and providing a report for the termly Governors Meeting
  • Facilitating training for staff where appropriate
  • Providing advice for all staff
  • Working in partnership with pupils and parents/carers to improve outcomes 
  • Liaising with a range of agencies and ensuring the implementation of support programmes

Specialist Support Staff

A Jolley / N Kader / P Ahmed / E Basiakouli

R Atayde / S Noble / Y Mustapha / A Shakil / S Fazil

S Irfan / L Odiowei / S O’Brien / M Thompson / N Ali

To support the work of the class teacher by:

  • Working directly with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) by supporting them within the classroom and targeting areas of focus from their Individual Learning Plans / EHCPs 
  • Working in partnership with the class teacher by contributing to planning and feeding back on progress towards individual targets and learning outcomes
  • Supporting identified children through mentoring sessions, draw and talk, motor skills interventions and academic interventions

Head Teacher and Acting Head Teacher

M Beresford and S Talib

The day to day leadership and management of all aspects of the school including the provision made for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

SEN Governor and Governor Members

Aisha Ali is the nominated SEN Governor

Supporting the school to develop the quality and evaluate the impact of provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)



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