Hello and welcome to Hazel hub!

Please visit regularly to find up-to-date information from our year group. Our teacher is Miss Spence. We are also supported by Miss Foley, Mrs Cole and Miss Wallwork.

Curriculum Information:

Click on the link below to find out more about what your child will be learning this half term:

Autumn 1 Overview 

Enrichment Opportunities:

  • After School Clubs for this half term
    -Handball – Y5 & Y6 every Monday week commencing 13/09/21
    -Handball – Y3 & Y4 every Tuesday week commencing 14/09/21
    -Handball – Y1 & Y2 every Wednesday week commencing 15/09/21

Navigate to https://www.parentpay.com/ to login and view all after school clubs. There are limited spaces, first come first serve. If you are unable to book your child on, the club is full. See office for login details

  • Trips or Visitors this half term- please keep returning for updates on trips and visitors

Key Dates:

  • PE day: Friday (Hazel Hub). Children will also do PE with their cohort class. Please check the cohort class pages for updates on other PE days.
  • Homework days- Friday
  • Any other events:

Click here to view Hazel Hub Rationale 

Click here to view Hazel Hubs English Long Term Plan




Class Staff

Gemma Spence Gemma Spence SENDCO

My name is Gemma Spence. I moved to Manchester when I qualified as a teacher in 2009. I have worked in the Academy since September 2009. I have taught in Reception, Year One and Key Stage Two. I have been the Special Educational Needs Coordinator since June 2018. This role involves: Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs, co-ordinating the provision for children with SEN, liaising with parents and others outside agencies and ensuring that the records of all pupils with SEN are kept up to date.

I am very passionate about teaching and I believe that all children can achieve and reach their full potential.  I love working in Blackley and I think our children here at Blackley Academy are fantastic. I am very proud of the team that work tirelessly to support children with Special Educational Needs.


Sally Lamb Sally Lamb SEND Teacher

My name is Sally Lamb and I qualified as a teacher in 2017. Since qualifying I have worked in KS1 and have worked closely with several children with special educational needs. Since 2020 I have been completing my master’s in psychology, which has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the different support I can give to children with SEN and how I can best adapt my teaching styles to meet their different needs. 

I joined E-Act Blackley Academy in 2022, and I am excited to work closely with our SEN children in the Hazel Hub to provide them with the best support and teaching to ensure they thrive and succeed at school

Sinead Foley Sinead Foley Teaching Assistant

My name is Sinead Foley I have worked as a teaching assistant for 4 years and I specialise working with 1-1 sen children, currently working in the hazel hub.

Stacey Cole Stacey Cole Teaching Assistant

My name is Stacey Cole I started at E-ACT Blackley Academy in March 2019. I am a one to one teaching assistant and I also work in the Willows classroom.

Nicole Wallwork Nicole Wallwork Teaching Assistant
Nicole Wallwork Nicole Wallwork Teaching Assistant

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