Safeguarding Notice

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.

St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School


Here are the results of our latest SEND Parental questionnaire

Special Educational Needs and Disability - Our Vision and Values


  • To educate every child to their full potential by providing a broad, balanced, well-resourced, relevant and accessible curriculum.
  • To take account of pupils' varied life experiences and needs whilst maintaining high expectations for all children.
  • To ensure inclusion is the responsibility of every person within the school community and inclusion is central in all that we do.
  • To rigorously identify the physical, social, emotional and educational needs for all pupils and subsequently plan to support needs and build self- esteem so it impacts on the future development of the children and families, making them resilient for the future with enriched lives.
  • To work closely with outside agencies ensuring all are working together. Views and feelings of the child and parents will always be considered with the child at the centre.


Tailored provision is described via our ‘local offer’ and SEND information report. The diagram describes the local offer for the school; the purpose of the local offer and SEND Information Report is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available within the school. The school caters in an inclusive way through differentiated provision for waves 1, 2 and 3. Wave 4 provision is not part of the local offer but demonstrates the extended offer within the Rochdale Authority should the need arise beyond mainstream schooling. Children and Families are at the heart of our offer.


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs M. Brooks


Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language therapist screens all children in Reception at the start of the academic year. After this, any children who do not pass all 4 blank levels will be placed into intervention groups. 

The screening tool used is called the Test of Abstract Language Assessment (TALC) which looks at children's understanding of abstract language through verbal reasoning. 

During interventions and in all classrooms, Blank Level Questioning is used when speaking to children. The picture below demonstrates the four blank levels of questioning and what each one entails:

The Local offer Rochdale

Accessibility Plan
Our accessibility plan details how we provide for the needs to disabled children, families and users of our service, Click on the link to view how we are striving to improve accessibility across the school.

Useful resources for Parents and Carers

If you have any further questions please contact:
Mrs M. Brooks - SENDCo