Welcome to RP

Welcome to Gorton Primary School’s Resourced Provision.

Under the Resourced Provision (RP) tab, you can find information about the RP and the services that we offer, as well as local services, which may be helpful to you and your family. For the school’s general SEND information please visit Special Education Needs (SEND).

What is a Resourced Provision?

Most children in Manchester with special educational needs and/ or disabilities, including those with an Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), will be supported in a mainstream school. A small number of mainstream schools provide additional specialist facilities on their site called a Resourced Provision.

Our RP caters for pupils who have difficulties accessing mainstream lessons for reasons relating to their Autism or speech, language or communication needs. They require a specialist environment within a mainstream school to support their access to the curriculum and activities.

Pupils enrol at the mainstream school with the expectation, that once settled, they will be able to access mainstream classes and activities for some of the time, based on their level of need.

Pupils access specialist support and intervention. These may include groups focussing on social skills, social communication, sensory circuits, and therapeutic interventions such as Lego therapy. They may also need additional support at breaktimes and lunchtime.

We aim to provide pupils with high-quality teaching and learning based on careful assessment of every pupil’s needs. We provide an environment where they can thrive and succeed; transferring skills taught in the RP to their time in the mainstream class and increasing their level of independence. Pupils do not generally receive full-time or one-to-one support.

We are supported by SpeechWise and Manchester Occupational Therapy Service. The therapists work in the RP every week, providing assessments and intervention as well as staff training.

Here at Gorton RP we have 18 places in the RP. The RP has two classes: 1RP and 2RP. Children are placed according to the level of their needs, as well as other factors such as their age.

How do pupils get a place in the Resourced Provision?

As part of the assessment process for an EHCP, discussions will take place between parents, school, educational psychologists and the statutory assessment team regarding provision.

For pupils with an EHCP, this provision is discussed as part of the annual review process. A review can be held at any time where there is a significant change in circumstances.

Places at the Resourced Provision are allocated by the Local Authority.

If you require a tour of the Resourced Provision or further information please contact the school by telephoning 0161 505 0910 and selecting option 3 to speak with Miss Eaton (SEND Administrator).

SEND Code of Practice 

To view the SEND Code of Practice please download the document below.


Gorton Primary School has a range of policies available for parents and carers. We have some key policies here on our website. If you require a different policy or need a paper copy of any of our policies please drop into the school office and our administrator will be happy to help.