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Special Educational Needs

Mrs. Court is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO).  If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the needs of your child, please contact the School Office on 0151 286 1400 to make an appointment. 

The SEND Governor is Mr C Jarvis.

Our in-school counsellor is Christine Cunningham, who works for local counselling service Brighter Horizons. Christine is in school every Friday, providing regular counselling sessions for up to 7 pupils at any one time along with additional support for pupils and staff as required.  

Our in-school speech and language therapists are Sophie Humphries and Louise Gilmartin, who work for Liverpool Speech Therapy. Sophie and Louise are in school every Thursday, providing one to one speech therapy support and supporting staff. 

Our SENISS Advisory Teacher is Susan Dunne.

Our Educational Psychologist is Dr Julie Martin

Please click here to look at the link to the Liverpool Local Offer

My Maxcard

Discount codes for families or families of children with additional needs – eligible for most National attractions https://mymaxcard.co.uk/

Pupil Activity Passport

SEND Policies

Book Loan

ASD Training Team

https://fsd.liverpool.gov.uk/kb5/liverpool/fsd/service.page?id=8VklJg0iBBA

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The Liverpool Autism Training Team Free training on ASD for parents of children with & without a diagnosis. Contact the team to find out which training is best for you. They also run free drop-in sessions at Children’s Centre’s throughout Liverpool. Tel: Tracey Williamson on 0151233 5946 Email: asdtrainingteam@liverpool.gov.uk 

 

ADDvanced Solutions

ADDvanced Solutions Community Network They offer training, support & social activities for families with children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. Tel: 0151486 1788 Email: info@addvancedsolutions.co.uk Web: www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk 

Isabella Trust & LivPac

Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum (LivPaC)

LivPaC is a group of parents, carers of children and young people with special additional needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They give parents and carers a voice. They use their experience and feedback from families to help others plan and make services. All parents & carers can go to LivPaC coffee mornings to meet other parents and share experiences. E-mail: livpac@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.livpac.org.uk 

 

The Isabella Trust They provide information, support & training to parents of autistic children and children with sensory processing difficulties. Tel: 07956749 774 Email: info@theisabellatrust.org Web: www.theisabellatrust.org 

Upcoming Events:

2nd November 2021         -              10:00am – 12:00pm                        Coffee Morning Session

 

3rd/10th November 2021 -              10:00am – 12:00pm                        Sleep Workshop

Session 1 (2 hours): The science behind sleep - why we sleep, what happens when we are asleep and what our bodies need us to do. 

Session 2 (2 hours): Building on session 1 with strategies that relate directly to the science. This is important because when you understand the reason behind a strategy you are more likely to be successful at putting it into practice  To book please email info@livpac.org.uk for the link to register with Eventbrite

 

 

9th November 2021          -              18:00pm – 20:00pm                          Coffee Evening Session

 

16th November 2021       -              10:00am – 12:00pm                           Coffee Morning Session

 

 

25th November 2021       -              10:00am – 12:00pm                        Autism and Puberty

 

This course is delivered by Reachout ASC - Autism Support.

The course provides an understanding of the issues and experiences around growing up that autistic young people may experience. Reachout ASC shares some research, resources and practical ideas based on the work that they have done with autistic young people over the years.    This session will be over ZOOM.  To book please email info@livpac.org.uk for the link to register with Eventbrite

 

 

2nd December 2021          -              10:00am – 12:00pm                         Christmas Craft Day

 

This session will be a Christmas Craft Day – Come and do Christmas Crafts

 

 

 

6th/13th December 2021-                 19:00pm – 21:00pm                          Sleep Workshop

Session 1 (2 hours): The science behind sleep - why we sleep, what happens when we are asleep and what our bodies need us to do. 

Session 2 (2 hours): Building on session 1 with strategies that relate directly to the science. This is important because when you understand the reason behind a strategy you are more likely to be successful at putting it into practice  To book please email info@livpac.org.uk for the link to register with Eventbrite

 

 

14th December 2021        -                18:00pm – 20:00pm                          Coffee Evening Session

 

 

16th December 2021        -              10:00am – 12:00pm                        Autism and Transition

 

This course is being delivered by Reachout - ASC Autism Support.

The aims of the course are to support parents and carer to help autistic children and young people understand their anxiety and provide strategies to enable them to manage it throughout their lives.  The course includes practical activities and resources that help and support the child or young person.  This session will be over ZOOM.  To book please email info@livpac.org.uk for the link to register with Eventbrite

 

ADHD Foundation

https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/

ADHD-ParentCarer-Booklet.pdf

Emotion-Regulation-in-the-Early-Years.pdf

The Umbrella Gang tells the story of five young people and their pets – all of whom are neurodiverse – and their journey from first learning to understand their learning differences, to overcoming a struggle and emerging at the end triumphant, understanding and managing their new-found superpowers.

Based on the ADHD Foundation’s real-life group of inspirational young ambassadors, The Adventures of the Umbrella Gang is also inspired by the charity’s successful Umbrella Project, an art installation which has seen brightly-coloured umbrellas suspended in Liverpool city centre, BBC North at MediaCityUK, Salford, Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and schools across the UK, part of a campaign to raise awareness about neurodiversity and celebrate cognitive differences.

The comic, which has been produced in collaboration with Dekko Comics, with support from Big Lottery and the BFI, launched at the ADHD Foundation’s Annual Conference at ACC Liverpool, and available to school children across the country from aged six to 12-year-olds.

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Coffee Mornings

Useful Websites & Information

Alder Hey ADHD - https://alderhey.nhs.uk/services/adhd-service

ASD Referral Flowchart ASD-Flow-chart.pdf

Alder Hey Autism Spectrum Pathway Support for your Child and Family ASD-Pathway-Parents-Info-Leaflet.pdf

SEND IASS SEND IASS services provide free & confidential, impartial advice & support to children/young people 0 – 25yrs, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers. Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS is a combined service for people in Liverpool and Knowsley. Topics covered include: Advice and Support relating to School Admissions & Appeals, Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP), Tribunals, Disability Discrimination, SEN Support, Transport, Exclusions and Post-16 work. Tel: 0800012 9066 E-mail:liverpoolandknowsleysend@wired.me.uk  Web: www.liverpoolandknowsleysend.com/

Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) YPAS support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children & young people aged between 5 – 25 years & their families. They provide support and therapeutic services such a counselling, psychotherapy & family work. Tel: 0151 707 1025 Email: support@ypas.org.uk Web: www.ypas.org.uk 

Fusion Project Fusion Project helps children & parents/ carers access a variety of ‘breaks’ such as leisure & play breaks, friendship groups & holiday breaks. Tel: 0151 233 3620 E-mail: fusion.project@liverpool.gov.uk 

FRESH CAMHS Alder Hey FRESH CAMHS is part of the Liverpool CAMHS Partnership. They offer specialist services to support children and young people in Liverpool & Sefton (up to the age of 18) who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Tel: 0151 293 3662 Email: camhs.referrals@alderhey.nhs.uk Web: www.freshcamhs.org 

The National Autistic Society (NAS) The National Autistic Society has lots of information about ASD. It can be used by young people, families and schools. They also offer access to training. Tel: 0808 800 4104 Email: nas@nas.org.uk Web: www.autism.org.uk

 

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