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.
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Brown.
She can be contacted via the school office: 0151 260 8957 or through email: email@example.com
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
- ADHD Foundation
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.
For our school accessibility plan open the link below
During this most difficult time we are publishing resources on our Extended Schools page to support you and your child. There is also a well-being page which you may also find useful.
We shall endeavour to regularly update the page as as we receive information from our SEND Partners.
Please email us at:firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special educational needs queries between the hours of 9am-4pm and one of our SEND team members will endeavour to reply within 48 hours.
Please take care and keep safe in these difficult and most challenging times.
Here are links which will take you to our Home Learning Portal for:
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum-LivPaC
Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum (LivPaC) is a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who work with education, health and care services.
“Alone, we can do so little. BUT together we CAN do so MUCH”
Through their participation and co-production, they work to create a culture across all services which places need of families at the centre of the decision making.
Below is a link to LivPac which holds a wealth of resources which may provide useful in supporting your child and your family.
As Parenting Co-ordinator for Liverpool City Council, I am proud that we can offer parents across the city a platform to share their stories whilst offering resources from across a wide spectrum of organisations to support parents on their journey.
It has been a privilege to pull these SEND blogs and information together and I would like to thank the parents, LivPac and our partners for their support and assistance in piecing this jigsaw of information together. Chris Cavanagh
Produced by LivPac & Chris Cavanagh (LCC Parenting Co-ordinator)
Support from our external providers
YPAS Virtual Coffee Morning: January 27th 2021
You will need to book a place. Please click on the link below.
Liverpool ASD Training Team: February and March 2021
The Liverpool ASD Training Team are providing a series of virtual drop in advisory sessions via zoom.
They are for parent/carers wishing to talk in a private one to one setting about any questions or concerns they may have about their child. You do not require a diagnosis of ASD to book your place.
Please access the link below to book your place.
Liverpool Helplines for Parents: 2021
This is an online free training course for residents of Liverpool. It is open for mums, dads, grandparents, friends and relations.
Please see the website below for further information.
Travel advice for parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum who are flying from Manchester Airport
Information for parents – Neurodevelopmental Pathway Solution