SEND and Our Local Offer


New Islington Free School seeks to be fully inclusive, striving to enable all pupils to achieve the best they can at school. All pupils have access to a relevant and challenging curriculum, where teaching and learning approaches are adapted to the differing needs of pupils within each lesson. Sometimes, some pupils need additional learning support. This may be provided in a variety of ways, including additional one-to-one or small group work with a teacher or teaching assistant. If pupils need some additional support to develop their social skills or to enhance their emotional well-being, this may be provided through additional small group sessions or individual pastoral support. Teachers identify concerns through ongoing assessment and observation. Many pupils require some extra help at some point in their school life. This is readily provided and does not necessarily mean that the pupil has Special Educational Needs. However, if a pupil continues to have a high level of ongoing difficulty despite the additional provision outlined above, they may be considered to have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

The SEND Coordinator is Mrs Karen Reveley.


Please see our SEND Policy by clicking here

Please see our SEND Information Report by clicking here

Please click here to read additional information, advice and support for families

Please click here to read about the Disability Living Allowance


Information on where the local authority’s local offer is published:

Manchester Local Offer:

For more advice please contact:

If you would like advice from professionals outside school you may find the following numbers and websites useful:

IAS, Formerly Parent Partnership – 0161 209 8356 - 

Manchester Families Service Directory –

Autistic Society Greater Manchester – 0161 866 8483

The British Dyslexia Association – 0845 251 9002

Lancasterian Sensory Support Service – 0161 445 0123

Living with ADHD -

Manchester Autism Resource Centre – 0161 945 0040

Manchester Mencap – 0161 728 8109

Manchester Speech and Language Therapy Service – 0161 248 1208

National Autistic Society, Greater Manchester – 0161 998 4667

National Blind Children’s Society – 0800 781 1444

National Deaf Children’s Society – 0808 800 8880

National Down’s Syndrome Society – 0333 1212 300

SEND Local Offer Hub Drop In Sessions – 0161 998 7280

Statutory Assessment Service – 0161 245 7439