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Moston Lane

Community Primary School

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


 Meet our SEND team!


At Moston Lane we promote and celebrate the love of learning, high aspirations and standards.  The school believes that everyone can achieve. However, there may become a time in your child’s education where they need some additional help or support for some or all of their time at school.


We have a highly experienced team of staff who may be involved in supporting your child at Moston Lane.

These include:

  • Your child’s teacher who is responsible for your child’s learning and will ensure learning is appropriate and accessible for your child
  • Teaching Assistants who support all pupils in class. Some TAs help support groups and individual children with their learning
  • The Inclusion Manager, Miss Milnes, who co-ordinates the provision of SEN in school
  • The Oasis Room Staff, The Speech Bubble, Sensory Room & Nurture Room 

The Oasis Room

The Oasis Room is a purpose build nurture space.  The room is set up to support pupils who are struggling with a range of social, emotional and mental health issues.  Pupils access the room in either 1:1 or group sessions.  

Children in the Oasis room are immersed in an accepting and warm environment that helps pupils develop positive relationships with both teachers and peers.

The Speech Bubble

We have a speech and language therapist who works in school one day a week.  The speech and language therapist will work with groups or pupils on a 1:1 basis. 

Nurture Room

The sensory room is a specially designed space that helps individuals develop and engage in their learning.  The space is designed with a range of stimuli including lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play that allow children to explore and interact with the world around them, without risk.

The space is designed as a non-threatening, safe and calming environment where pupils can build up their confidence.   

Moston Lane’s sensory space is designed to support children on the autistic spectrum who find the classroom environment too stimulating.   It is designed to stimulate the user visually, while soothing and relaxing them. 

Some pupils find it easier to work within the sensory space and are free to do so.  However, most children use the room as a calming space before they return to main class teaching. 

At Moston Lane Primary School, Quality First Teaching is at the heart of our support. High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupil, is the first step in responding to pupils who have additional learning needs.

However, sometimes  children need extra support to ensure they keep making educational progress. We talk about this support in terms of Levels. The posters in the link below demonstrate the different levels of support and the type of support we offer at Moston Lane.

SEND Levels of Support  (1, 2 & 3)

Graduated Response Flow Chart

Other Key Documents:

Manchester City Council also have an Information, Advice and Support (IAS) service that supports families of children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  

Click on the link below for more information

IASM Leaflet

Useful links:

Link to the local offer -  

One Education Educational Psychologists Support at home

From Thursday 23rd April, One Education's Educational Psychologists are providing a daily helpline (1 – 3pm) for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester schools and early years settings. Please see flyer attached.

They are offering a problem-solving phone conversation relating to educating children at home and responding to issues relating to learning, behaviour, anxiety and mental health needs.

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Moston Lane, Moston, Greater Manchester, M9 4HH

Tel: 0161 205 3864