Our Mission Statement
All students and staff in our community aim to build a respectful learning environment in which we:
- Value each individual
- Hold high expectations for all
- Encourage curiosity
- Recognise responsibilities and rights
- Remove all barriers that affect learning in order that each child can achieve their personal best
SEND Information Report
Our statutory SEND Information Report, containing details of how we implement our SEND policies in school. It can be viewed/downloaded here.
Our local offer provides information on what provisioning children and their families can expect from The Prescot School in regards to SEND. It can be viewed/downloaded here.
Please also see the Knowsley Local Offer which addresses SEND support and provisioning across the whole borough. The Knowsley Local Offer site is provided and maintained by the Knowsley Family Information Service, who provide a range of information on local/national organisations and services offering advice and support to children and young people, their parents & carers as well as professionals working with families.
SEND and Inclusion Policy
Our SEND and Inclusion Policy for The Prescot School can be viewed/downloaded here from our policies page.
SEND Department Staff
- Mrs Christine Ness – SENCO
- Mrs Kerry McTigue – Assistant SENCO
- Mrs Lynne Martin – Admin
- Mrs Sharon Krelle – Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Helen Ferguson-Emms – Teaching Assistant
- Miss Kayleigh Farrell – Teaching Assistant
- Ms Jill Davies – Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Joanne Lloyd – Teaching Assistant
- Miss Hayley Robinson – Teaching Assistant
- Ms Madeleine Gardner – Teaching Assistant
- Mr Alan Parr – Teaching Assistant
- Ms Christine Brown – Teaching Assistant
- Miss Kaylie Moss – Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Julie Moran – Teaching Assistant
Special Educational Needs has undergone some significant changes. In The Prescot School most children will have their needs met through what we call High Quality Teaching. It is the classroom teacher who will be able to meet your child’s needs through differentiating and /or personalised teaching and learning in order to access the curriculum.
If your child is experiencing difficulties then your child’s teacher will consult with the school SENDCO, Mrs Christine Ness. This is the person who has been employed by the school to check that there are any difficulties that the child is having that may affect their progress.
It may be decided that your child will be placed on the SEN support register. This builds on what your child’s teachers have already been doing and offers further and additional support.
The involvement of the parent and child is crucial and your views will be taken into account and the targets will be agreed amongst us.
SEN Support should take form as four parts.
This means we will access the needs your child has.
Then we will plan what we are going to do.
Then we will do extra support, possibly small groups, and booster classes. All efforts will be made to remove all the barriers that are effecting your child in being a successful learner.
After intervention has been completed, it is important to review what we have done and see if it has been successful.
The Idea of SEN support at The Prescot School is to identify students who are at risk, put interventions in place and take the student off SEN support when the need has been for filled.
The categories for SEN support are:
Cognition and Learning
This includes moderate learning difficulties, Specific learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia and dyspraxia) as well as the more complex severe learning difficulties.
Moderate Learning Difficulties
This is where the student finds it difficult to access the curriculum. This term will involve other professionals
Communication and Language
This includes Speech and Language difficulties.
People identified as having Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
Social, emotional and mental Health
Mental Health would include anxiety, depression, self-harming or substance misuse.
Sensory or physical Needs
Refers to vision impairment, hearing impairment or a multi-sensory impairment ( e.g. children who are deafblind)
If your child is placed on SEN support , you will have the opportunity to talk to Mrs Ness the school SENDCO.
Student Support Plans
It may be that the SENDCO Mrs Ness decides to write a Student Support Plan this is to help the teachers to know how best they can support your child. It is made up of targets that have been set jointly with your child. It will give some information about your child that will help the teachers to best plan their lessons.
If you require any further information or advice please call the SENDCO Christine Ness on 0151-477-8686.
If for any reason you are not happy with anything relating to your child’s SEND provisioning and support in school, please contact our SENDCO Christine Ness on 0151-477-8686. Chris will be happy to listen to you and address any concerns you might have.
The accessibility of our school’s physical environment, facilities and services for disabled pupils is regularly reviewed in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As our school was built in 2008, it was designed with consideration for disability access.
Please see our school’s accessibility plan for more information. If you have any questions about accessibility for your child, please contact our SENDCO Christine Ness on 0151-477-8686.
- Knowsley SEND Newsletter – Issue 1 December 2017
- Helpful information for students with speech and language difficulties
- What is autism? Information on Autistic Spectrum Condition, what it is, triad of impairments and diagnosis
- SEN – What to do if you think your child has Special Educational Needs. Information on graduated approach and IEPs
- Individual Pupil Funding – Benefits of IPF, how to apply and levels of funding
Knowsley Local Offer
The Knowsley Local Offer site is provided and maintained by the Knowsley Family Information Service, and addresses SEND support and provisioning across the whole of Knowsley. The Knowsley Family Information Service provide a range of information on local/national organisations and services offering advice and support to children and young people, their parents & carers as well as professionals working with families.
The National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
The Communication Trust
The Communication Trust is a campaigning voice for children with speech, language and communication needs.
A resource for individuals with special needs.
Autism Education Trust
Coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on theautism spectrum.
An interactive place for young people.
Joshua Muggleton, 22, has Asperger’s Syndrome, but that doesn’t hold him back.
Supporting children, families and adults with dyspraxia.
The Dyslexia SpLD Trust
The Dyslexia-SpLD-Trust, or the Trust, is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector.
Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Portsmouth Autism Partnership Boards
A brief e-learning module about Autism.
Helping families to navigate the SEN system through Person Centered Approaches.
Ambitious About Autism
The national charity for children and young people with autism.