Support for additional needs

  • The achievement of disabled children and those who have special educational needs is excellent. Work with the speech and language therapist, as well as the support of teachers and other staff, enables them to make rapid progress.

    — Ofsted 2015

    At Golborne & Maxilla, we have a 3 tiered approach to supporting a child’s learning.

    Universal – this is the quality first teaching your child will receive from teaching staff and may include some very minor adaptations to match learning needs.

    Targeted – it may be appropriate to consider making additional short term special educational provision to remove or reduce any obstacles to your child’s learning. This takes the form of a graduated four part approach of a) assessing your child’s needs, b) planning the most effective and appropriate intervention, c) providing this intervention and d) reviewing the impact on your child’s progress towards individual learning outcomes. Specific targeted one to one or small group interventions may be run alongside the classroom. These will be limited to a number a weeks to minimise disruption to the regular curriculum. You will be kept informed of your child’s progress towards learning outcomes.

    Specialist – it may be necessary to seek specialist advice and regular long term support from a specialist professional outside the school in order to plan for the best possible learning outcomes for your child. This may include educational psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory advisory teachers and the child development service.

    For a very small number of pupils access to these specialists may be through a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan.

    The current interventions provided at Golborne & Maxilla include:

    • Communication and Language groups
    • Physical support
    • Maths intervention
    • Social skills

    For further information regarding the borough’s core offer please go to here

Term dates


Autumn Term 2018

  • term starts Wednesday 5th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 22nd  October to Friday 26th October 2018
  • back to school from half term Monday 29th October 2018
  • INSET Day Friday 16th November
  • last day of term Friday 21st December 2018




Spring Term 2019

  • term starts – Tuesday 8th January 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 25th February
  • last day of term – Friday 5th April 2019



Summer Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 24th April 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 3rd June 2019
  • last day of term Friday 19th July 2019



Autumn Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 4th September 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 28th October
  • last day of term – Thursday 19th December