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Following a joint visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to judge the effectiveness of our special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) service in Tameside, we absolutely recognise the challenges ahead of us and accept the areas of development that have been outlined. We are unwaveringly committing to improving at pace so that our children and young people are fulfilling their potential and families are guided and supported through a clear process that best meets the needs of their children in a timely and efficient way. We would like to thank Ofsted for recognising our hard-working front-line staff and we are proud of achievements to date which provide us with a solid foundation to work from. We are also pleased that Ofsted noted that since 2018, improvements have been made and we have the right plans in place to deliver better experiences for SEND Children in Tameside. The pandemic has slowed recent progress but we are re-doubling our efforts, listening to parents and working closely with partners to ensure that we have a rounded and joined up approach to our local offer through education, health and care. We will continue to lobby government for investment into children’s services as they have to be funded properly to support successful delivery at local level.


The findings report is published and available publically here: 

Welcome to the Local Offer

The Local Offer website brings together a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Here you can find information and advice to support children and families with SEND.

It’s simple to use - just click on a button for direct access to information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and information

Tameside & Glossop residents can find general information about Council services, business support, community support, schools and childcare, Coronavirus testing, and official advice and guidance by clicking here Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

But children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), and their parents and carers continue to face specific challenges as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SEND Pupil Support Services are offering a Parent Helpline, to support any parents with children with additional needs at home. The team can provide advice and strategies regarding all areas of SEND. The phone number for parents is 0161 342 5503. The call will be triaged and then passed  on to the most appropriate service. If schools are aware of parents requiring support or guidance with SEND learners at home,  they should refer them to the helpline, where they can access immediate expert advice and strategies.  

Please use the Coronavirus button below to see regular updates, information, services and guidance relevant to children and young people with SEND and those who support them

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We want as many people to access our Local Offer.  Our aim is that it is both accessible and usable to all that need information from it.

Our aim is to provide customers with equal access to information and services. Accessibility has been paramount since the design stage and we have taken steps to ensure we take into account the needs of different people.

If you would like to see the information in another language or in audio please click on the Accessibility Toolbar in the top left hand corner of the screen.

We work hard to ensure the information is regularly updated and  are always keen to improve.   If you can't find what you are looking for or would like to tell us what you think about our Local Offer, please click here to go to our feedback page or email us at
Tim Bowman, Chair of SEND Improvement Group on behalf of partners working in SEND services

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