Welcome to The Oaks SEND information page.

If you have any concerns about your child or would just like some advice and support, you can contact the school SENCO, Fallon Trainor at trainorf@the-oaks.bolton.sch.uk What is a special need? In England, the government defines special needs as: A child has special educational needs if they have a learning problem or disability that make it more difficult for them to learn than most children their age. They may have problems with schoolwork, communication or behaviour. ‘Special educational needs’ is a legal definition and refers to children with learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children the same age.

SEND Information Report

Find our report on the SEND information.

SEND Local Offer

Find information on the SEND local offer.

Accessibility Plan

Find information on our accessibility plan.

SEND Code of Practice

Read the code of practice.

SEND Policy

Here is our latest SEND Policy.

Early Help

Bolton Early Help Offer.

Bolton SEND Handbook

Local information regarding SEND.


Free support and information for children, young people and their families.

SEND Governors Report

View the up to date report.

Main Areas of SEND



ADHD is a condition that is defined through analysis of behaviour. People with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity–impulsivity that interferes with day-to-day functioning and/or development.




Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

Working Memory

Working memory is the ability to hold information in our minds and manipulate it over short periods of time. Here are some resources to support children with their working memory.



Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. DCD is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation. DCD is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke, and occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Individuals may vary in how their difficulties present: these may change over time depending on environmental demands and life experiences, and will persist into adulthood.


Information about a range of neurological learning differences including ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Disgraphia, see the following links.


Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Speech, Language and Communication

Children with Speech, Language & Communication Needs may have difficulty with many aspects of communication. These can include difficulties with fluency, forming sounds and words, formulating sentences, understanding what others say and using language socially.