The Oldham Pledge

The Oldham Pledge provides and promotes opportunities for children and young people to develop key character traits, so that they are school ready, life ready and work ready 

The North West SEND Regional Network

The North West SEND Regional Network reports to the North West Association of Director of Children Services (ADCS) SEND and health Sub group. This is an established Network of Local Authority Children's Services Leads and Health Leads. The governance through the ADCS subgroup ensures that the  the SEND Regional Network delivers against local and regional priorities.

This enables the North West SEND Regional Network to identify emerging themes, address these with the support of the ADCS Subgroup and the Delivering Better Outcomes Partnership, to deliver a robust and sustainable platform for SEND Delivery and Accountability across the North West Region.

Accessibility guides

These guides show how you can make your service accessible for different needs

Department for Education (DfE) SEND Newsletter

The DfE 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Alternative Provision and Attendance Unit Newsletter

SEND Governance Review

The SEND Governance Review Guide has been launched, focusing on how the governing board can support high quality outcomes for learners with SEND.

Resources for governors with responsibility for SEND are available from the Driver Youth Trust.

Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

Positive experiences of education are vital to securing good outcomes for children and young people. CDC recognises the importance of your work as an educator to ensuring that all the children and young people you work with are challenged and supported to reach their full potential.

How to apply for Early Years Additional SEND Funding

The government's 'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)' sets legal standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

All schools and registered early-years providers, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and school reception classes, must follow the EYFS.

It gives professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver high quality early education and childcare to all children. And it gives parents and carers the confidence that they'll get, by law, the same commitment wherever their child goes.  

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)

The one-stop shop for all things SEND

Autism Education Trust (AET)

Join our community of training providers delivering our high quality, well-established autism education programme.

All together united against bullying

ABA's All Together programme is a whole-school anti-bullying programme offered free to schools across England

Practical Pedestrian Training for Children in Years 3-4

Active travel such as walking has a wide range of physical, environmental and mental health benefits. By regularly walking to school, children can build in to their daily routine valuable exercise to help them achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity.

Free downloadable resources are designed to help schools where Road Safety Officer support is not available and provides advice and information on how to organise pedestrian training for children in years 3-4.

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome. We also provide training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.