Crossley Street Primary School

Inspiring Today to Achieve Tomorrow

Special Education Needs and Disabilities

At Crossley Street Primary School, ‘the teaching of children who have special educational
needs is very effective. Their needs are accurately identified and help and guidance
provided so they can participate in all activities and make as much progress as possible.
Support is modified regularly in light of regular and accurate checking of their progress, to
make sure it is always having the desired impact’ (Ofsted 2012).


At Crossley Street, we are committed to the high achievement and holistic growth of all children. We work collectively to remove barriers to learning and participation that may hinder or exclude pupils. We believe in equality of opportunity for all children at Crossley Street, and make this a reality through the support we provide for pupils and their families. Mrs Gemma Stanton is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. As part of her role, Mrs Stanton oversees the provision for all children with SEND at Crossley Street Primary School, and is also the Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked after children.


SEND Report - February 2024

SEND Report - February 2023

Click here to find our SEND Offer - February 2024

Click here to find our SEND Offer 2022/23

Click here to find our SEND Policy - 2024

Click here to find our SEND Policy - January 2023

Click here to find our Accessibility Plan


Who can I contact for further information?

If you wish to:

  • Apply for a place in school, please contact the school office directly
  • Discuss your child’s progress and any initial concerns, please make an initial appointment with your child’s Class Teacher
  • Discuss SEN and support services, please contact Mrs Gemma Stanton (SENCO) via the school office by emailing

Useful contacts outside of school:

For children with an existing Education Health and Care Plan (EHC) parents should contact their SEN casework officer in writing:

SEN Statutory Assessment and Provision Team (SENSAP)
Adams Court
Kildare Terrace
LS12 1DB  


SEND Websites and Resources 

Below is a selection of resources that you may find useful to support children or adults in understanding how to meet special educational needs for a variety of contexts. – A useful site for free, Special Education advice, based on statutory requirements – The National Autistic Society website; the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources) – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills - Resources with symbols covering different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctor/dentist – An information directory for parents and carers – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN – Lots of information on ASD – Advice and support, including booklets, to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut and making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories A free, impartial and confidential advice service for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.