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At Leigh St. John’s CE Primary School, we work with children who have a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). If you are a parent/carer and would like to obtain further information on SEND, please refer to the information below:

Key information about SEND provision at our school can be found in our SEND Information Report:

Accessibility Plan

The Local Offer

All Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about the services that they offer for children and young people with SEND aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer. To see what support is available to you locally, please visit Wigan's Local Offer: SEND Local Offer ( 

Department for Education

SEND Guide for Parents/Carers: Advice template (


SENDIASS offer free, impartial, confidential information and advice for children and young people aged 0-25, and their parents or carers; where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability. 


They are open from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and aim to return calls within two working days. 


Telephone: 01942 233323


Website: Wigan SENDIASS


Embrace Wigan & Leigh is a user-led charity dedicated to helping people with any type of disability, ensuring they feel valued, are included and have real choice. Embrace ( 

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Project

The GMAC Project aims to be a point of contact for anyone in Greater Manchester who needs information about autism: Wigan | gmac ( 

Autism Services Directory

This directory helps autistic people, their families and the professions who work with them to find local and national services: National Autistic Society ( 

National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)

This charitable organisation supports and champions those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences. They provide free resources and support for all members: Home page | Nasen 

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association are a membership organisation that work to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all. British Dyslexia Association (

ICAN Charity

ICAN is a communication charity that helps children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world: ICAN CHARITY

Therapy and Specialist Support - Together Trust

This is a multidisciplinary team that collaborates with schools and families to support pupils with autism, social and communication needs, social emotional and mental health needs and behaviours of concern: Our Town Directory | Therapy and Specialist Support - Together Trust (


This organisation provides advice and guidance for parents/carers of young people who may be experiencing poor mental health or well being: Anna Freud | Anna Freud

Special Needs Jungle

Special Needs Jungle is a parent-led website providing information about SEN, children's health and disability: Special Needs Jungle (

NSPCC - UK's Children's Charity

The NSPCC is the UK's leading charity for children. It provides information on how to keep children safe, including the safeguarding of SEND children: About the NSPCC | NSPCC 

IPSEA - Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

IPSEA is the leading charity in the field of SEND law in England. They provide free and independent advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND: (IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice 

Tourettes Action

Tourettes Action is a support and research charity, working to improve the lives of people living with Tourette Syndrome: Tourettes Action ( 

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