Inclusion Service

Inclusion Service

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The Inclusion Service is a Local Authority service which serves schools to meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs, ensuring they can access their education. Key functions of the Inclusion service are

  • to provide a range of outreach support to schools to support them in meeting pupils’ additional or special educational need
  • to provide support directly for schools through the Inclusion Partnerships
  • to lead on development work across the Local Authority in respect of Inclusive Quality First Teaching and use of the Graduated Approach

The Inclusion Service includes:

Do you want to be part of Bury’s SEND Transformation?

In September 2021 the Inclusion and Educational Psychology Services are launching a year long project to co-produce Bury’s graduated approach document. The aim is to develop a guidance document and toolkit to support settings and schools in Bury to confidently identify and support children and young people’s SEND.

From early identification of need, to making adjustments, SEND Support interventions and beyond; what is known as the ‘graduated approach’ within the SEND Code of Practice.

We want this document to be owned and developed by those living and working in Bury, so it is right for Bury children and their families.

Through this project we will work in partnership by:

  • Encouraging participation
  • Valuing your contributions as an equal partner
  • Working together to develop plans, set targets and co-create the document from the outset
  • Involving you in decisions about the content and format of the final document

We want to include a wide range of views, from parents and carers, young people, nursery, school and college staff, LA and health professionals.  We are running regular parent/Carer events virtually and have an event at the Bee Inclusive Centre on 10th March 2022: 11am - 12.30pm for parents and carers and 4.30pm -5.30pm for parents, carers and their children.  Please see attached flyer in the Files section of this page.

Early Years, school and college settings, are involved through the SENCO networks and inlsion within smaller task and Finish Groups.

A video clip explaining the project can be found here:

If you would like further information about the project or to attend any virtual meetings please contact: 

A helpful starting point?

  • Salford Educational Psychology Service have recent experience of developing a document of this kind, which can be viewed here: School age Salford
  • We are interested in working with you to think together about what would be helpful for Bury’s graduated approach document. If there is anything you like about the Salford version, would like to change, or if you would prefer something completely different, please let us know. We are open to ideas and have created a brief online form to begin to capture views: Bury's Graduated Approach Document

Contact Details


Cath Atherden

Job Title/Position

Service Manager

Organiser Address

3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury BL9 0EJ

Mobile Number


Telephone Number

0161 253 5492

Email Address


Local Offer


The different teams within Inclusion Service have a range of offers to school.  Please click on the links above to explore each team's offer further.  Inclusion Service enquiries can be directed to the admin team on 0161 253 6406 or by emailing 

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Referral Notes

Referrals to this service are made by Schools

The Bury Directory

Service Information


Bury & Local Area

Target Audiences:

Secondary school/teenage (11-18), Primary school age (5-11)

Referral Required?:

Referral Notes:

Referrals to this service are made by Schools

Last updated 07 March 2022

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