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St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary and Nursery School



Who to contact

0151 228 4137

Where to go

Aviemore Road Merseyside
L13 3BB

Local Offer

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

 How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
  • All pupils are rigorously tracked in literacy,numeracy and across all curriculum areas. If there are concerns about progress or if any child needs extra support then this is identified early and acted upon. This may mean small group intervention or individual support. These interventions may be daily or two or three times a week and will vary from ten minutes to approximately forty minutes, depending on the intervention. Teachers monitor the success of these interventions, judging their effectiveness by the impact on pupil’s progress.
  • If your child is new to our school then progress and individual needs will be discussed with the previous school or nursery.
  • If you think your child has special educational needs and this has not already been identified by the school, then an appointment can be made to see the class teacher, SENCo or Headteacher and your child’s needs can then be discussed.
 How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
  • The school SENCo will keep in touch with all class teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and nursery nurses to ensure that your child’s needs are met and targets in their Individual Education Plan/Play Plan are reviewed. The frequency of the support your child receives will depend on their level of need.
  • The SENCo/class teacher will involve you and the child in all support plans and in setting and sharing targets. Staff will measure the impact of the support given to your child and the progress your child is making.
 How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?
  • The school recognises that children are at different levels in their learning and learn in different ways. To support all children the school delivers the curriculum in different ways. We offer small group support and individual support when needed.
  • We understand that children learn at their own pace so we closely monitor progress using Individual Education Plans/Play plans. All parents are invited to contribute to their child’s Individual Education Plan and we will keep you informed of any progress that is made in meeting the targets in the plan.
 How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
  • In school we adopt a graduated response to meeting need. This means we record concerns about a pupil at pupil profile meetings and determine a timescale for a classroom based intervention and expected outcome.
  • We will consult with you on progress and if expected outcomes are not met agree an intervention
  • We will review with you the impact of interventions and if appropriate access further support from outreach services at the Primary Consortia.
  • We will always plan your child’s support with you, review progress and try to meet needs within our own resources.
  • If your child requires additional specialist support we will discuss with you the pathways to more specialist support/provision.
  • We will also host termly coffee mornings to enable parents/carers to meet to discuss any concerns/progress in a relaxed environment. If possible, specialist services will be asked to attend.
 What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
  • The school will keep in close contact with you about your child’s overall wellbeing. To support the development of positive behaviours and friendship groups we have; Prefects, a Buddy System where older pupils ensure that children are not isolated or bullied. We have Play Leaders and lunchtime clubs to support all children in building friendships.  We also have a ‘worry box’ for children to write down any concerns they have about any aspect of their school life.  We use Circle Time and the Oasis Room to ensure that all children are listened to and we have a School Council for children to share their views and ideas.
  • We have named staff who are trained to administer prescribed medicines your child may need.



 What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college
  • The school can access specialist support from Special Schools for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, children with Learning Difficulties and Children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • The school receives support from the Educational Psychology Service and SENISS (Special Educational Needs Integrated Support Service).
  • We can make referrals, with your consent, to many specialist services including CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) ADHA Foundation and SLT (Speech and Language Therapy Service)
  • School staff are trained in a variety of specialist areas and can access the expertise of teachers from other schools in their Primary Consortia.





 What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?
  • The SENCo attends Local Authority Briefings to keep up to date with any legislative changes in SEN.
  • The SENCo and support staff can access training through their primary Consortia.
  • All staff in the school receive training to meet the needs of all the children attending the school at any point in time. This may include Dyslexia Training, ASD awareness training, ADHD training Defibrillator training, Epi-pen training, Sickle-cell/Anaemia training etc. etc.




 How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Where possible, provision will be made for all pupils to access all areas of the curriculum including extra-curricular activities.  We will always contact you before a planned activity if we think your child may require additional support to meet required health and safety standards. This may involve a specific risk assessment to identify any additional support needs your child may have to ensure full participation.




 How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment
  • The school environment caters for all needs and is accessible to everyone. E.g ramps. All areas are on ground level therefore allowing access to all facilities.
  • Sites are equipped with disabled toilets
  • Our Creative Curriculum allows flexibility ensuring the needs of all children are met





 How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life
  • You will be invited to look around the school and meet senior staff. Your child will also be invited to visit and stay for a short session before starting school.
  • We will contact any early years settings, or other schools you child has attended to gather information about their needs.
  • We will contact any specialist services that support your child and ask you to invite them to a Team Around the Child meeting at school to ensure that we are working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for your child.
  • We support pupils moving to new settings and Key Stages (e.g. Foundation Stage to KS1, Year 6 – KS3) by making opportunities available to them to attend the new setting for discreet activities, assemblies and playtimes.
  • We develop a transition plan in partnership with you, your child, the new setting and specialist staff supporting your child to ensure that they enjoy a smooth transition.




 How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
  • The school’s SEN budget is allocated to support the needs of the children on the SEN Register.
  • The progress and attainment of all children is tracked and resources are allocated according to need.
  • The SEN budget is used to ensure that school staff are trained to support your child and to purchase specialist help if needed. For example, we purchase a Service Level Agreement with SENISS to support children who have specific learning difficulties.
  • We also use the budget to ensure that children’s individual needs are met from specific interventions and programmes, where appropriate.




 Who can I contact for further information?

If you require more information about our school please go to our school website: www.stsebastiansliverpool.co.uk/  or www.stcuthbertsliverpool.co.uk/

If you would like to talk to a member of staff please contact your child’s teacher, the SENCo (Mrs. Rabbette @ St. Sebastian’s, Miss. O’ Callaghan @ St. Cuthbert’s) or the Executive Head Teacher (Dennis Hardiman).

The Local Offer can be found in the Family Services Directory on the city council website: www.liverpool.gov.uk

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Address: Aviemore Road Merseyside