Copmanthorpe Primary School

The SEND Report can be found on the link below. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Emma Wooldridge, SENDCO, via the school office.

City of York Council publish their Local Offer for SEND online - it can be seen below.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Copmanthorpe Primary School, we believe in providing ‘quality first’ teaching. Through using a range of teaching styles and setting differentiated learning objectives, we allow all children to access a curriculum matched to their own individual needs. Many steps are taken to meet children’s  needs, however for some children there are times when additional support may be needed to help them flourish.

Where some children may require a short intervention in order to boost them in a certain area, other children may need longer term support at school.   Children who require extra help, support, or other special provisions to allow them to use the same facilities as other children of the same age, are categorised as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Emma Wooldridge.

Our governor for SEND is Mrs Menna Godfrey.

SEND Report 

Our SEND Report outlines how we identify, support and monitor the progress of our children with additional needs.


To view the Copmanthorpe Primary School SEND Information Report  - please click here



SEN report


York Local Offer

City of York Council publish their Local Offer for SEND online. To view this, please click here


Copmanthorpe Primary School's Accessibility Plan


The Accessibility Plan - Please click here 

Coronavirus - Wellbeing Resources

Helpful Workbook

Managing Uncertainty

My Hero is You story
Stay at Home Superheroes


 Coronavirus - School Closure and Transitioning Back to School

Social Stories and resources to prepare children transition back to school 


Transitioning Back to School

We will be going back to school sometime

Talking Mat Social distancing and self-isolating.

Talking Mat - Attending School Whilst Others Are Self-isolating.pdf

My Lockdown Experience





Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Stories

Please feel free to use these stories and guidance to support your children in understanding the current changes to their routines.


What is a virus

School is closed

We are home right now

The Coronavirus Story

Autism and Coronavirus

Why school has changed

Self Isolation

Hello my name is coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visual Timetable to Support at Home

Visual TimetableSupport for Parents and Families

The Parents’ Guide to' provides parents of teenagers with a wealth of information they need to help their children create successful futures. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak they have produced a useful guide called The Parent's Guide to coping with school closures.

The Parents' Guide

City of York Council Support

A support for families document has been shared by City of York Council and is full of information, web links and contact details for families in need of support on a number of topics including: housing, finance, food, SEN, mental health and bereavement amongst others.

Support for Families in York

Handling Anger in the Family 

The team at Family Matters York are planning to offer an online courses on Handling Anger in the Family. It will look at how as adults we manage our own anger and then how we support our children's feelings of anger. It will involve the presentation of material, whole group discussions and small group activities which will all take place online at the same time, on the same day over four weeks.

Anyone who is interested is asked to contact Family Matters. They can be contacted on T: 07393 147259 or E:

York Wellbeing Service

Here is a link to a helpful booklet that can be completed with your child at home. 

My Helpful Booklet

Letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families. 25.03.20

MP Vicky Ford

Useful links to support with school closure and questions/anxiety about the Coronavirus


Read the news story: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Read the advice: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (PDF)
Read the resources list: Recommended resources
Listen to the podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 


Resources to Support Home Learning

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The 4 Broad Areas of Need

Please take some time to look at the links to useful websites below.  

Communication and Interaction
Speech and Language

NHS York Speech and Language Website

Speech and Language Handbook



Communication and Learning


If you have any concerns that your child may have traits of dyslexia or literacy difficulties, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so. 



Our school worked in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust - a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people, with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND. In collaboration between DYT, we have adopted the Drive for Literacy model that addresses the needs of those who struggle with literacy and may be dyslexic. Our school leadership, whole school and key staff (SEND/Literacy team) have access to Drive for Literacy workshops, resources and parent support and advice to ensure pupils with literacy difficulties are able to access the curriculum and experience success as learners. More information on this model, which includes useful information and free resources for parents and schools can be found at and on Twitter @DriverTrust.

Supporting Dyslexia

Please click here for a further information and support.


Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Physical and Sensory