Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

At Brookburn, we believe all children are special, unique and should be valued equally. We are a community where everyone is given the opportunity to enjoy learning and achieve their full potential in an emotionally supportive, respectful and inclusive environment. We believe that every child should have access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. This should take account of their individual learning and emotional needs and should allow each child to fulfil their potential.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the school’s SEN Policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support pupils with SEN. The school recognises the importance of early identification of pupils with special educational needs and teachers follow a graduated approach, as set out by the SEND Code of Practice (0-25 years), to ensure pupils are identified and supported accordingly. Should a child be identified to have additional needs, teachers will observe, assess and monitor progress closely. This child may be placed on the special educational needs register which means they may need additional provision which could be in the form of an intervention; therapy or 1:1 support.

Teachers and the SENCO work closely with pupils and parents to ensure they are involved in the planning and provision of the child’s education. Brookburn always endeavours to be inclusive to all children and we have the same high expectations and aspirations for all.

Our SENDCo is Harriet Ikin-Tomkinson.
Tel: 0161 881 8880
Email: senco@brookburn.manchester.sch.uk

You can download our Special Educational Needs policy and our local offer via the buttons on this page.  Information about the Manchester City Council Local Offer and what services you and your family can expect from a range of local agencies – including your statutory entitlements can be found here.


SEND Information Report 2023-2024

Information, advice, and support - Manchester

How to contact the IAS service.

SEND Code of Practice

Information from the DfE

Link Learning Trust SEND Policy


IAS Manchester is the new name for the Parent Partnership Service. IAS Manchester
offers independent information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase
their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and
Disabilities (SEND). The service also ensures that parents, carers and young people
have access to information and advice about issues relating to the child or young
person’s health and social care.

For more information on what the IAS does please click here.

Contact details for (IAS) Manchester
Parent Confidential Helpline: 0161 209 8356 (Monday to Friday 10am-3pm)
Answer phone available when lines are closed: 0161 209 8356
Email: parents@manchester.gov.uk
Address: Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester
Westwood Street Centre
Westwood Street
Moss Side
M14 4PH

"Any pupils who may be vulnerable because of their circumstances are supported extremely well, and there are very strong links with all external professional agencies. "