SEND Information

At Golborne St. Thomas’ C of E School we pride ourselves on creating a safe and inclusive environment where we welcome all children.  Read our full SEND Policy.

The purpose of this page is to provide information on the procedures, provision and support on offer for children with SEND and their families.

Please do not hesitate to contact our SENCOs Mrs Bannon and Mrs Nylan if you need help or advice.

The term ‘special educational needs’ has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. It covers a wide range of needs – literacy, numeracy and other cognition, behavioural, social and emotional, communication and interaction and physical/sensory skills, including visual and hearing impairments.

Many children will have special needs of some kind at some time during their education.

The SEN Code of Practice states that children have a learning difficulty if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority
  • are under compulsory school age and fall within the definition at (1) or (2) above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them

Full details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found in our School Information Report.

Further details on the support and provision on offer throughout Wigan can be found on the Wigan Council website in the Local Offer.