Hopefully you will find all the information you need on SEND at Willow Tree Primary School on this page. If you require further information please call the school office on 0151-477-8190 to book an appointment with the school SENCO and Principal: Mrs Riley.
We believe that all pupils, regardless of their needs should be able to access a broad and balanced curriculum, and reach their full learning potential at our school. We closely monitor how all of our children are progressing both academically, socially and emotionally, but are particularly keen to ensure that children with special needs or who are vulnerable are well-supported.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility. It is the Governors Policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish and individual needs are planned for to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils. In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.
Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities:
The school is addressing access for people with disabilities. Please see our Accessibility Policy to see our plan. The plan covers increasing the access to the curriculum, the physical environment and improving the provision of information in alternative formats to pupils with disabilities. This is available on our Policies page.
The SEND Local offer offers information to parents, in a single place, which helps them to understand what services they and their family can expect from a range of local agencies including the statutory entitlements. Please click on the link below and you will find information about national and local services and organisations which can offer support to families in Knowlsey. There are also details of clubs, groups and activities, especially for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN).
Click here to see the SEND code of Practice published by the DfE.
Click on the links below to see Willow Trees SEND Documentation
The following organisations provide support for parents of children with SEND
Liverpool & Knowsley SEND IASS (Special Educational Needs and/or
Disabilities, Information, Advice & Support Service)
Tel: 0800 012 9066
Option 2 for Knowsley
Stoneycroft Children’s Centre
38 Scotia Road
Knowsley Parent Carer Voice
Tel: 07376 233141
C/o Knowsley CCG Ebony Way
Liverpool L33 1XT
ADDvanced Solutions Community Network aims to improve the emotional health
and wellbeing of families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning
difficulties and associated mental health needs through a social model of learning
and support; engaging, educating, encouraging, equipping and empowering
families to better recognise, understand and meet their own needs and those of
the their family, building resilience to help them manage everyday challenges
whilst increasing participation and reducing social isolation.
The Isabella Trust is a registered charity which aims to provide information, support,
training, courses and workshops to parents and carers of autistic children and
children who experience sensory processing difficulties.
Tel: 07956 749774
The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an
integrated health and education service offering a unique
lifespan – strength-based service, for the 1 in 5 people who
live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia
and Tourette’s syndrome.
Support families with the best possible guidance and information. Bring families
together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences
and advice. And we help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local
services to improve life for themselves and others.
IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to
help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special
educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND
legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Tel: 01799 582030