Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
We recognise the definition of SEN as stated in the Code of Practice 2014:
“A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age”. (p94 para 6.15)
The school reflects what the Code of Practice states in that pupils are only identified as SEN if they do not make adequate progress once they have had all the interventions/adjustments and good quality personalised teaching. This is known as ‘SEN Support’.
The four broad areas identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2014 are
- Communication and Interaction,
- Cognition and Learning,
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and/or Physical needs.
SEND Local Offer
Liverpool’s local offer provides information about services for parents, children and young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
On the local offer website you can:
- Search for services from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
- Find out more about SEND reforms and keep up to date with the scope of the local offer as it develops and grows.
- View a range of SEND documents and reports.
Our current school response to the Local Authority local offer can be found here.