St Brigid's RC Primary School



Without exception, every child at St Brigid’s is valued. We recognise that all children are unique and we are committed to ensuring that we meet their needs. At St Brigid’s we discover the individual potential of every child within a caring and mutually supportive environment. As a Roman Catholic school, we are committed to developing an inclusive ethos, underpinned by policies and practice. These are maintained and developed by the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, liaising with the SEN Governor, parents and families.


At St Brigid’s RC, the role of SENCO is carried out by our Inclusion Leaders - Miss Leigh (Lead Senco) and Mrs Naughton

They can be contacted on 0161 223 5538 or alternatively by emailing 


Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN):

The Children and Families Act 2014 states that: ‘A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them (Section 20). Special educational provision is provision that is additional to or different from that which would normally be provided for children or young people of the same age in a mainstream education setting (Section 21). This definition of SEN is the same as the definition of SEN in the Education Act 1996.

Manchester Local Offer has SEND information all in one place. It is a hub which helps children and young people with SEND (Special education needs and disabilities) up to the age of 25 and their parents/carers understand what services and support are available for them to expect to access locally. This also includes statutory information and entitlements which are required by law. If you are new to the world of SEND there is a section for guidance for new parents and carers. 


Here is the link for the local offer:

A paper copy of the Special Education Needs policy can be obtained from the office, free of charge.  The full policy is available to download below.