Our Special Needs Co-ordinator is Ms Shelley Lopez (Bed Hons, National Qualification for SEN) and can be contacted via the school office on 0151 477-8170.
- SEN Information Report
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
- Single Equality Policy
- Accessibility Plan
SEND Newsletter – COVID-19 Update for Parents & Carers: https://mailchi.mp/406042e7e4a7/knowsley-send-newsletter-january-4777906
SEND home learning resources
- Children’s books with characters with SEN
- Oak National Academy specialist classroom
- BBC Bitesize Parents’ Toolkit: SEND
- Chatter Pack
- Useful Websites for Parents
- iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties
- SEND online
- Timetable online
Support for Pupils within the Community
Vibe – Junor INC:
Vibe have a new cohort of Junior INC starting after Christmas from 10th January. The aim of the club is to support young people aged 8 years old to 13 years old with learning difficulties and disabilities, to develop personally and socially in a safe and caring environment. Junior INC will run every Friday from 3:30pm-5:30pm for young people aged 8-12 with inclusive needs.
Email email@example.com to be sent a referral form.
Support for Parents
- New To SEND Parent Pack
- Have your say on services for children with SEND in Knowsley – Knowsley News
- Supporting Behaviours that Challenge Offer: Merseyside-based ADDvanced Solutions Community Network (ASCN) will deliver a new programme for Knowsley parents and carers whose children display behaviours that challenge. Commissioned by Knowsley Council, ASCN will work with local agencies, including children’s centres, the Youth Offending Service, Positive Behaviour Support, Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), looked after children’s teams, schools and colleges. The programme aims to give parents, carers, and professionals who work with families the skills, knowledge, and understanding to better manage children and young people’s behaviours. The overall programme will cover two areas. Delivered over four weekly sessions, the Supporting Behaviours that Challenge Learning course explores the causes of challenging behaviour and strategies to manage specific behaviours. The Neurodevelopmental Conditions Learning course will run over six weeks, supporting families who think their child’s behaviour could result from autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulty or a particular learning delay. Once a family has attended either of the learning programmes, their child can register to access the group coaching programmes for 8 – 11-year-olds or 1-1 coaching offer for 12 – 18-year-olds. The first session will take place in January 2022. Visit www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk for information about the programme and how to book a place.
- Knowsley Parent Carers Voice: Knowsley Parent Carers Voice is the forum for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with SEN who live in Knowsley. We meet to talk about issues that affect us, our children and our families. We liaise and meet with council officials and health service providers with a view to help improve services. KPCV steering group are all parent carers themselves who have a wide range of life experiences between us, the members are volunteers. We understand the difficulties that come with getting the right services and the challenges parents with a SEN child / young person have to go through. We host monthly coffee mornings at various locations across the borough, at these events we have guest speakers from Advice services, Education, Health, Social care and various other services chosen by your parent feedback. Any Knowsley parent carer can attend our coffee mornings and SEND events, you can register via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Preventative Support for Behaviour that Challenges – ADDvanced Solutions are delivering a 12 to 24 month pilot providing support to families where children & young people display behaviour that challenges, due to either mental distress and/or a neurodevelopmental condition and are unlikely to meet CAMHS or PBSS thresholds. Support is being provided in the form of network groups, family learning workshops, and coaching for young people. The service can be contacted via 0151 486 1788 or Email: email@example.com and more info found at www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk
- KPCV are looking for volunteers – Looking for a new challenge? Do you have 10 hours a month free? KPCV always welcome volunteers to join the team. If you have a passion to make a difference for children/young people with SEND 0-25 or just want to help at a coffee morning or SEND event then please email KPCV for further details.
- Parent support for children who are on the Knowsley ASC or ADHD Pathway
- Knowsley Carers Centre Newsletter
- Speech and Language Therapy support for parents
- Succeed With Dyslexia
- Your Voice Matters – Let it be Heard! (POET Survey)
- Knowsley Better Together
If you have any feedback on the services you are receiving, please tell us. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Knowsley Parent Carer Voice (KPCV) can be contacted via email at email@example.com
Parents & carers and children & young people with SEND can contact SEND IASS for impartial information, advice and support via telephone on 0800 012 9066 (option 2 for Knowsley) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND IASS also have their own newsletter, to subscribe email email@example.com
- Liverpool & Knowsley SENDIASS Update – Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS are a free, easy to access and confidential service for children, young people with SEND and their families in Liverpool & Knowsley. SEND IASS means Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Information, Advice and Support Service. Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS provide information and advice about what the law says in relation to SEND, education, health and care. We help children, young people and their parents/carers understand their rights and entitlements. We want to reach more children and young people directly. If you are a young person, a parent/carer, or a professional working with young people and have any suggestions for social media groups, information sessions or anything else – please contact Joanne McKenna, or speak to Adam Wheatley (Knowsley SEND Team). Thanks in advance, Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS Team.
- KNOWSLEY Directory of Services
- A Guide to Help and Support Families
- After Diagnosis
- The National Autistic Society
- Explaining Autism
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwRrVw-CRo A short video called Amazing Things happen
– https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b097bs09/pabloPablo is a series about a young person with autism. This is aimed at younger primary aged children
- A useful guide for parents and professionals supporting girls with autism
- Autism in girls video by Tony Attwood
SEND Review Dates
Year Six 14th and 16th June
Year 5 23rd June
Year 4 30th June
Year 3 5th July
Year 2 7th July
Year 1 11th July
After the review if you or your child, or both of you could please fill in the survey below it would be much appreciated
SEN Support – CYP – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KnowsleySENSurveyCYP
SEN Support – Parents & Carers – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KnowsleySENSurveyPC
Knowsley Local Offer
Knowsley Borough Council can also offer advice and support regarding SEND.
The Knowsley Local Offer is available on www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk
Knowsley SEND YouTube Channel
- Let’s Talk About: The Youth Voice Forum
- Let’s Talk About: The Local Offer Website
- About Me: Adam Wheatley (Consultation Engagement Officer)
SEND and EAL newsletters
- February 2022 – EAL Newsletter
- EAL Circular 14 January 2022