Special Educational Needs & Disability


At Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School,

we are one family living and learning together in faith.


Our mission is to develop a Christ centred community which recognises Christ’s love in every person and reflect the gospel values in everything that we do.


SEN and Disability Provision

In line with our mission statement, which guides us to fulfil each child’s potential, we strive to maintain high quality curricular provision for each child regardless of ability. A proportion of our children may have special needs and we aim to meet their requirements through a flexible, appropriate and varied provision.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Our Lady Immaculate, we embrace the fact that every child is different and therefore the educational need of each child will vary. This is certainly the case for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Many children have additional needs at some point during their time at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School. This is not to say that these children will be working below age related expectations academically in every instance. Additional needs may be related to health, emotions, behaviour or learning. We aim to identify and address these needs through our school’s inclusive practice.


Key Contacts

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Brown.

She can be contacted via the school office: 0151 260 8957 or through email: admin@oliprimaryschool.co.uk

The SEND Link Governor is Mrs N Beattie.

The SENCO ensures that all staff folllow the SEND Code of Practice to support the needs of our pupils. This may be provided through carefully differentiated work, additional support by an adult in a small group or 1-1 through precision teaching. They may also receive small group or 1-1 teaching time with a teaching assistant or receive outreach support from specialist services in a small group or 1-1 basis.


Working with other agencies

At Our Lady Immaculate we liaise closely and in partnership with a range of outside agencies such as:

  • Educational Psychologist Services
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
  • SENISS ( Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service)
  • Health and Social Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Seedlings (Counselling service from YPAS; Young People’s Advisory Service)
  • School’s Family Support Service
  • Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)
  • SEND Consortia
  • Link Learning
  • School Nurse Drop In; is held on the first Thursday of the month, in the Parent’s Room. No appointment is needed just drop in from 3.00pm.

The Education and Families Bill requires Liverpool schools to publish information about services that are available for children and young people with special educational needs. This is known as the Local Offer.


Our School’s Local Offer .

This gives parents more information on what our school offer for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

These policies will be reviewed by governors at their next meeting on 18.10.18

SEN Information Report OCT 2017

OLI Local Offer October 2017-18

OLI Primary School SEN policy 2017-18


For our school accessibility plan open the link below

DDA Report – Access Audit 13.1.2014

These Policies are to be reviewed by governors at their next meeting on 18.10.18

Inclusion Policy 2016-2018


Young-carers-policy-draft-one (1)

Equality Statement Nov 2016

Administering Medicines Policy 2016-2018

Care and Control Policy 2016-2018

Behaviour Leadership Policy 2016-2018

Anti Bullying Policy 2016-2018

Massage in Schools Policy 2016-2018


Training For Parents on Autism Summer Term 2018

Parent Invitation to Parent ASC Workshops 2018 (Mrs J Brown)


Travel advice for parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum who are flying from Manchester Airport.

Awareness Terminal 3

Awareness Terminal 2

Awareness Terminal 1


Information for parents – Neurodevelopmental Pathway Solution

2015 Children and youth work

2015 Family offer – Drop In Family Learning Programme CN Groups

Drop in Advisory Clinics 2018


Drop in for families April 2017, please see the link below.

Autism training team FLYER


Summer Holidays: resources for families and carers.

ASD Support for families over Summer Holidays 2017


Useful websites:

ADHD Foundation