Crab Lane Primary School

'Where we belong, aspire and succeed'



Crab Lane Primary School is an inclusive school, which offers a broad and balanced curriculum for all its pupils. 
​Some children have a special educational need, which may be a learning difficulty, health issue, disability or a social, emotional issue that may have a mental health implication. We work together to ensure that we enable all pupils to become successful LEARNERS.

My name is Mrs Kendall and I am the SENCO at Crab Lane Primary School where your child attends.
If you have any concerns or worries about your child’s educational needs, do not hesitate to come and discuss them with me.
Ring the school office on 0161 740 2851 or email so an appointment can be made.
The school’s SEN Governor is Mrs Shelley Lanchbury.

SEND Offer


The Manchester City Council Local offer can be found at the following link:

If you need support with how to use the Manchester City Council website, please look at the document attached.

SEND Policy and Documents

 23-24 SEND Policy Crab Lane.pdfDownload
 Medical Conditions Policy Crab Lane.pdfDownload
 NMPF Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan.pdfDownload
 SEND information report.pdfDownload
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Useful Information 

A Manchester based company dedicated to improving the lives of those with autism and associated health conditions.

Glossary of language
Below is a list of agencies, professionals and words that you may hear linked to your child and their special educational need. 

IAS: Information, Advice and Support
Manchester offers independent information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with SEND. 0161 209 8356

Manchester Deaf Centre 
An organisation based in Manchester which provides training, advice and support to a range of people with hearing loss.

Selective Mutism
Below is an advice sheet for parents to ensure that they provide an anxiety-free environment for children with selective mutism.

SEND Code of Practice 
Below is a document that explains the duties of local authorities and schools to provide for those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Zones of Regulation 
A behavioural approach used to teach self-regulation of emotions using four coloured zones.

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

Manchester's Guide to Education, Health and Care Plans

An EHC plan describes your child’s special educational needs (SEN) and the help they will get to meet them. An EHC plan also includes any health and care provision that is needed. It is a legal document written by the local authority and is used for children and young people with high support needs.

EHC plans replaced Statements of Special Educational Need and Section 139 Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDA) on 1 September 2014.

EHC plans are for children and young people who need a high level of support. The plans can start from a child’s birth and continue into further education and training.


For further information 


Page Last Reviewed 09.06.2023