SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disability at Greenbank

At Greenbank Primary School, the SENCO is responsible for managing the SEND provision.

Mrs P Heyes is the school’s SENCO and one of our Assistant Headteachers. She can be contacted at school on 0151 522 5748 or via email at p.heyes@greenbank.liverpool.sch.uk.

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.

Please try not to worry if you or your child’s teacher believe your child may have Special Educational Needs. There are lots of people in school who can help and we will do all we can to make sure your child receives the support they need.

If you have any questions or queries about Special Educational Needs at any point during your child’s time at our school, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Heyes.

The designated governor for SEND is Mrs B Barnes. Mrs Barnes and Mrs Heyes meet termly to:

  • discuss developments in the school’s SEND provision,
  • discuss progress of children on the SEND register ,
  • provide an opportunity for Mrs Barnes to challenge Mrs Heyes on the quality of the provision and suggest improvements.

Any concerns or complaints relating to the provision of SEND should in the first instance be made to Mrs Heyes, SENCO. If the matter cannot be resolved then further representation should be made to the Head Teacher. We have a Complaints Procedure which is available from the school office upon request or on our Policies page.

The 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.

To view Liverpool’s Local Offer, which provides details of SEND support services, click here.

IPSEA is an independent parental educational specialist which can offer information, advice and training for parents of children with special educational needs. For more information, click here.

Greenbank Primary School
Mossley Avenue, Liverpool, L18 1JB, Merseyside
Tel: 0151 522 5748

Headteacher: – Mrs Wrigley | School Office – Mrs Waters, Mrs Dobson & Mrs Moss