Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Provision

  • To provide clear comprehension, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disable children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled and young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review

Tameside’s local offer can be found here: www.tameside.gov.uk/localoffer

Tameside’s SEND THRIVE can be found here: SEND THRIVE – Early Years  SEND THRIVE – School Age

At Inspire Academy we aim to provide a curriculum that is appropriate to the needs and abilities of all our children.

We plan our teaching and learning in such a way that we enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. We believe that all teachers are teachers of special educational needs.


All schools are expected to have well planned SEND provision and publish their SEND Information Report so that parents and carers can see exactly what the school offers. This supports parents to ensure that they make the right choice for their child.  Click here to view a copy of our SEND policy.

The SEND team is led by Miss Emma Richards who works closely with other SEN leaders at academies within the Trust and also with the Tameside Local Authority.  At Inspire, Miss Richards is the day-to-day contact for parents and is also supported by highly experienced teaching assistants.

Should parents have any concerns about their child in relation to SEND they should contact their class teacher first and then Miss Richards by making an appointment at the office.

Please click here for our Useful Support Links in the Local Area

Please click here for our Inspire waves of support

Please click here for information about our Educational Psychology team

Please click here for more information about our Speech and Language Provision