St. Ambrose R.C. Primary School

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SEND Information


Welcome to the SEND page, I am Mrs Jane Hoban, the SENCo for all of the pupils at St Ambrose.


Please do contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child.

I am contactable on the school phone number 0161 445 3299


by email


Meet the Team


We are very fortunate at St Ambrose to have support to help us with our health, wellbeing and education 

Here are the team that support the pupils and families in our school:

Lindsey Leggitt

Educational Psychologist

by referral

Maryona Hyde

School Nurse

Every Monday morning by appointment

Kim Wade

Behaviour Consultant

Alternate Thursdays

by referral

Zoe Knapman

NHS Speech Therapist

Every Tuesday

by referral 

Rosie Shevlin


Social Worker

Every Monday by referral


Please click on the blue link below to access my SEN information report for St Ambrose 

SEND Information Report



Please click on the link blue below for information on our Special Educational Needs Policy.

SEND Policy 2018-2019



Please click on the link blue below for information on provision for children in our school over the academic year 2017-18 

Provision Map Annual Overview



To access the Manchester local offer and a wealth of information on what is available to children with SEND in Manchester then please click the blue link below




Below are a number of really useful websites to help

in supporting your child with SEND


Manchester Airport service for children with Autism

Manchester airport offer Terminal specific travel booklets and a wrist band service for those travelling with children with Autism. Click on the link to visit their website and access the booklets for terminals 1, 2 and 3 and some video footage. You can also find out how to apply for a wrist band to use the service.





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Parent to Parent (P2P) is a confidential telephone support service for parents and carers of an adult or child on the autism spectrum. (recommended by the NAS) 0808 800 4106


NAS Recommended Autism Helpline Call 0808 800 4104
. Lines are open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday (free from landlines and most mobiles). They give impartial, confidential information, advice and support to people on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals, researchers and students






General Websites

This site enables parents to contact each other and to get advice from each other on many issues.

This website is a public website allowing many different people to give and receive advice on different needs. Please be aware that many of the people on the site are not experts and are just using their own experiences.


Mobility Difficulties


Speech and Language Needs

An excellent website, clear explanations and further links, general ideas on helping all children with their communication.

Small talk from the communication trust is a really user friendly guide to find out what helps children learn to talk and listen and to see if your child is on the right track.

Probably best used after a diagnosis by a Speech and Language Therapist.



Information, Advice & Support Manchester
(Formerly  known as Parent Partnership Service)

Information, Advice & Support Manchester
Westwood St
Moss Side
M14 4PH
Confidential  Help line 0161 209 8356.

This small team provide free information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people with special or additional educational needs. Their staff are able and have attended meetings at school to support parents.They provide impartial advice on SEND and what is available to you.