The academy will close for the Easter break on Thursday 28th March. Students will finish at an earlier time of 12.30pm. The academy will re-open on Monday 15th April and students need to arrive at their normal start time.

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Supporting our SEND students

What do we do to help our SEND students?

Our experienced, trained SEND team support our students to achieve the full potential regardless of barriers to learning. We believe there is no limitation to their success!

We ensure an inclusive learning environment for every single student.

We support parents, carers and families so they feel heard in terms of seeking additional support for their children.


How do we do it?

We regularly review our up to date SEND register and support plans which communicates needs and the best advised strategies.

Our faculty has strong, excellent working relationships with external agencies who offer specialist support and advice.

We have parental drop-in sessions provided every Friday morning 9am-10am.

We offer SEND learning walks and provide personalised feedback to improve the planning and delivery of learning to students.


Meet our SEND team

“I believe that Inclusion is at the heart of what we do here at the The Oldham Academy North. All students are given the same opportunities to succeed and achieve without prejudice or stigma. We pride ourselves on our outcome for students with SEND and believe that strong partnerships between home and school are crucial to their success. Regardless of any SEND need, we are committed in ensuring that each and every student achieves their full potential and leaves us ready to succeed in  the challenging world around them.” – Jodie Maynock, SENCO


Our strengths

  • Excellent links with external agencies such as QEST, EP & POINT
  • Best SEND results for TOAN 2021/2022
  • Additional offer to support physical disabilities, e.g., prosthetics
  • Accurate SEND register with SSP’s providing accurate support and information for teachers


What people say

Natalie Packer, author of ‘The Teacher’s Guide to SEN’, audited the provision for student with SEND at E-ACT The Oldham Academy North in April 2023. During her visit, Natalie commented on our effective approaches to teaching and learning. She says:


  • “The whole school focus on developing effective approaches to teaching and learning is benefitting students with SEND, particularly the focus on modelling, explaining and recall.”
  • “The departmental SEND Masters have developed subject specific strategy sheets available to all staff to support students with SEND across the curriculum.”
  • “SEND is seen as an integral part of the Academy and leaders ensure all staff understand there is a whole school responsibility for SEND. There is a range of SEND CPD opportunities put in place for staff.”
  • “Literacy and Numeracy interventions happen during ‘Tutor Time’ so students are not missing key curriculum time. These interventions are being coordinated by the whole school Literacy and Numeracy Leads.”


Academy SEND documentation

Accessibility Plan 2023

Special educational needs information report 2023-24

E-ACT SEND Policy 2023-2024

Supporting students with medical needs policy 2022/23

DfE guide to keeping children safe in education

Working together to safeguard children


Click below for more information about the following services:

SEND Local Offer

Oldham SEND Information Advice Support Service

Oldham Parent Carer Forum

Whole School SEND

Northwest SEND Monthly Newsletter


If you have any further questions please contact our SENCO, Mrs Maynock (



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