Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).
This is known as the Local Offer.
Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the Liverpool Early Help Directory Website.
At St. Paul’s Catholic Junior School we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different – this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, this is different for every child and it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the relevant St. Paul’s staff members working alongside the child, the child’s family and, where necessary, outside agencies (e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist or Educational Psychologist).
A child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities would have had an IEP (Individual Education Plan) which set out targets that were currently being worked on and what additional provision will be put in place for that child. Throughout this academic year, we will no longer be using IEPs – they will be replaced with SEND One Page Profile which will keep the features of the IEP, but will follow the structure of an EHC (Education Health and Care Plan) more closely, with plans being outlined for health and social care as well as education, if needed.
The content of the IEP is negotiated, as appropriate, with the child and the child’s family, with a focus on the process of ‘Assess, Plan, Do and Review.’ This will remain the same when changed to SEND One Page Profile.
For many children, targets will be connected to learning and will often be specifically to do with Literacy and Numeracy. For other children, they may be to do with communicating with children and adults or overcoming physical issues (for example problems to do with fine motor control). The most important point that: targets depend on the needs of the child.
If you would like to discuss our Local Offer in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
SENCO Details: Year 3 SENCO – Mrs Stapley
Year 4 SENCO – Mrs Burns
Year 5 SENCO – Mrs Tinkler
Year 6 SENCO – Mrs Burns