Special Educational Needs

Our SEND Lead is Lorna Harper you can contact her via the school phone on 0151 428 6295 or via email BishopMartinSENCO@ldst.org.uk

At Bishop Martin we believe that all children are entitled to an education which meets their individual needs where inclusivity underpins our practices. Our INSPIRE curriculum focuses on quality first teaching and a curriculum which is differentiated to meet the individual needs of all children and ensure all pupils can make progress. Our vision for SEND is person centred ensuring that the views and needs of the child and their family are at it’s heart. 

On 1st September 2014, a revised Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice was introduced. The reforms aim to implement a new approach which seeks to join up help across education, health and care, from birth to 25.

Access to this document can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Bishop Martin liaise with a wide variety of external agencies to support the provision in place for children with SEND, these include:

Our School Health website can be found here: https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/liverpool/school-health-service/primary-school-health

and you can contact school health on 0151 295 8415

How we handle complaints from parents/carers of pupils with SEND about SEND provision. 

Any complaints should first be raised with the SENCO, then if necessary with the Executive Headteacher and finally, if unresolved, with the SEND Governor. All complaints follow the school’s complaints procedure. 

Managing parental complaints related to SEND (any of the following may apply) 

  • Meetings with the parents/carers are arranged, perhaps involving a mediator such as the ‘Information, Advice and Support Service’ (currently Parent Partnership). 

  • Key issues are identified including where there is agreement.

  • Discussions should take place with the SENCO.

  • Reports provided by outside agencies should be considered. 

  • Outcomes are reviewed examining what progress the pupil has made.

Please find below important documents regarding our SEND provision. 

 

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