Welcome to the Additional Needs Faculty

  • Sophie Francis - SENCO/ Learning Leader for Additional Needs/Teacher of English
  • Famida Ahmed - EAL Programme Leader/Teacher of EAL
  • Jane Jenner – Deputy SENCO and SpLD HLTA
  • Jade Tinsley – Director of Additional Needs
  • Rachel Pedley - Additional Needs and Literacy Administrator
  • Corinne Goddard – Learning Support Practitioner (SEND
  • Chloe Heppenstall – Teacher of EAL
  • Beverley Langfield - Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Emma Murphy - Academic Targeted Intervention (EAL)
  • Chabina Saeed - Academic Targeted Intervention (EAL)
  • Lacra Stingaciu – Language Support Practitioner (EAL)
  • Tasha Squire – Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Ayesha Nessa - Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Aimee Jenner – Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Abigail Clayton - Learning Support Practitioner
  • Ruhee Noor - Learning Support Practitioner
  • Ross Wylie - Learning Support Practitioner
  • Mel Godwin - Woodlands

The Oldham Academy North provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all learners.

The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of learners. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to learner’s diverse learning needs these include SEND and EAL students. We have the highest expectations for all students. Every teacher is a teacher of students with additional needs.

Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of learners and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.




The Additional Needs area includes:

  • Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
  • The Aspire Pathway
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Academic Intervention


Key Contacts for the Additional Needs Team are:

  • Mrs F Ahmed - Programme Leader for EAL
  • Mrs S Francis – SENCO/Learning Leader for Additional Needs
  • Mrs M Godwin - Woodlands
  • Mrs J Jenner – Deputy SENCO
  • Mrs J Tinsley - Director of Additional Needs