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
  • Darlane Banham – Associate Assistant Headteacher/Academic Intervention Programme Leader/Teacher of English
  • Jane Jenner – Deputy SENCO and SpLD HLTA
  • Jade Tinsley – Associate Assistant Headteacher/ASPIRE Programme Leader/Teacher of Creative Arts
  • Rachel Pedley - Additional Needs and Literacy Administrator
  • Murad Chowdhury - Learning Mentor for Interventions
  • Corinne Goddard – Learning Support Practitioner (SEND
  • Chloe Heppenstall – Teacher of EAL
  • Beverley Langfield - Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Philly Lockitt - Academic Targeted Intervention (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)
  • Kirsten Grace  - Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Ayesha Nessa - Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)
  • Amy Jenner – Learning Support Practitioner (SEND)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 D Banham – Associate Assistant Headteacher/ Programme Leader for Academic Interventions
  • Mrs S Francis – SENCO/Learning Leader for Additional Needs
  • Mrs M Godwin - Woodlands
  • Mrs J Jenner – Deputy SENCO
  • Mrs J Tinsley –Associate Assistant Headteacher/ Aspire/Access Arrangements