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SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 

At Our Lady and St Philomena's, our school Mission Statement guides us to fulfil each child's potential, striving to maintain high quality teaching & learning for every child regardless of their ability. Some of our children may have SEND and we aim to meet their needs through flexible, tailored and varied provision. 

 

What is SEND?

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her in order to support them to make progress. A school or setting will often be able to offer this provision via the graduated approach to SEN Support.

 

Our Designated SEND lead is Mrs D Beesley, she can be contacted via the School office or her email address. 

Telephone: 0151 525 8552

Email:philomenas-ao@ourlady-st-philomenas.liverpool.sch.uk

or: d.beesley@ourlady-st-philomenas.liverpool.sch.uk

 

What is the Local Offer? (Liverpool Local Authority)

From 2014 Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. Therefore the intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the area.

For further information click: Liverpool local offer

 

At Our Lady and St Philomena's, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for disabled pupils, staff, and all those receiving services from the school regardless of gender, race, and disability.

 

For further information about our Local Offer contact our SENDCO at school.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 

We are providing remote learning for any children learning from home due to COVID-19 .  Mrs Beesley liaises with class teachers to ensure that the platforms used for remote learning are accessible to all pupils and that reasonable adjustments to work set are made where required. If parents or carers feel their SEND child's remote learning needs further attention or adaptation they can contact their child's class teacher to discuss, who can seek advice from Mrs Beesley. 

Parent Webinars:

 

We are delighted to be working with the ADHD Foundation this year. As well as our staff having access to training and a therapist visiting to work with some of our children, we also have access to their wonderful parent/carer courses!

 

Courses available are as follows:

 

  1. “Understanding and supporting my child’s ADHD” programme comprises of 3 x 1hr webinars, with an opportunity for Q&A afterwards.

The breakdown of the sessions are as follows:

  • Neuroscience of ADHD
  • Sleep and Wellbeing with ADHD
  • Stress Response and Self Resilience

 

  1. Understanding ASD webinars,  2 x 1hr 15min, with Q&A afterwards

The ASD programme is as follows:

  • Understanding ASD presentations and sensory sensitivities
  • ASD, Co-morbidity and complexity

 

  1. Understanding Behaviour webinars, 2 x 1hr 15min, with Q&A afterwards
  • Functions of behaviour
  • Promoting the Behaviour we would like to see

 

For more information or to be referred, please see your child's class teacher or Mrs Beesley.

Please see below for support in understanding children with additional needs.

Please see the following link which families may find useful: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/send-parenting/  

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