Higher Failsworth Primary is a very inclusive school. We have children with a wide variety of needs (Autistic Spectrum disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Verbal dyspraxia, hearing impairment, Visually impairment, complex medical needs, complex physical disabilities).

Children with special educational needs are supported in a variety of ways. We have skilled teaching assistants who can support and teach children using particular interventions and strategies.They liase closely with health professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and paediatricians to ensure that programmes are delivered appropriately. We use Signalong signs to support communication within school.

Mrs Yates has taken over the role of SENCo. She is currently in the final stages of completing the National Accreditation for SENCos.  We have implemented a highly regarded system for person centred planning meetings and reviews.

Members of the Governing body are very knowledgeable about special needs and the new reforms. 

 Our Sensory Room

We worked with our friends at tlc4schools to design and develop our sensory immersive environment where children who have developmental and sensory difficulties can learn through a range of various technologies and experiences to help them to feel safe and secure in our school.

Included in the room is:

  • Bubble tube
  • Tactile wall panel
  • Fibre optic light panel
  • Vibro-acoustic plinth
  • UV strip light and a range of accessories
  • Ripple effect wall light
  • Large short throw projector
  • A range of coloured LED spotlights

Our Facilities Rooms

We have 2 facilities rooms in our school. One in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2. Both rooms are fully accessible. Our newest facilities room on the key stage 2 side of school has a track hoist and bed for changing some children.

The school building

The building is on one floor and is wheelchair accessible.

Support for pupils with emotional difficulties

Our Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager and Learning Mentor support the needs of children and parents in a variety of ways. Please see page.

Parents can receive additional advice from POINT Oldham Schools’ Parent Partnership and Parents’ Forum

Support for parents – POINT (Parents of Oldham in Touch)