Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Welcome to our SEND page. All the information you need on SEND at St James’ can be found on this page. If you wish to contact the SENCO please contact the school office on 0161 224 2324 and they will make an appointment for you with Mrs Kate Williams.

Welcome to the Blue Lagoon!

Here at St James, we have a dedicated SEND team who work hard to support our children who have special educational needs or disabilities. Within our school is a special educational needs resource provision (The Blue Lagoon) which supports children with autism and specific language impairments. The provision was set up in 2011 and has the capacity to support 7 children.

Resource Provision Team

The SEND team consist of:

Kate Williams- SENCO

Jes Martin- RP Teacher & SEN Teacher

Julie Naylor- SEND TA

Justine Headen- SEND TA


The Local Offer

The SEND Local offer offers information to parents, in a single place, which helps them to understand what services they and their family can expect from a range of local agencies including the statutory entitlements. Please click on the link below and you will find information about national and local services and organisations which can offer support to Manchester families. There are also details of clubs, groups and activities, especially for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN).


SEND Code of Practice

To see the SEND Code of Practice please download the document below.

School SEND Information and Policy