SEND

All children are unique. We aim to meet all children at their point of need and therefore need to provide teaching and learning activities that develop children no matter the support they need.

Some children need additional support because they may have learning needs, physical/health needs or emotional needs. Some children may have a combination of all these areas. We want to support children and their families to help them make progress whilst they attend our school.

Mr Newman is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). If you need any support or advice then you can contact him via the school office on 0151 677 3335.


School Offer

Watering the plants

Overchurch Infant School will try to ensure that all barriers to equal access in our school are removed or overcome. We monitor and track the progress of all children so that the support provided is as effective as possible. We welcome the full engagement of parents and carers and where necessary seek support and advice from specialists outside the school. This ensures we develop and maintain a range of flexible resources to meet the needs of all our children.

As detailed in ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25years’ (January 2015).

Children are provided with support based on 4 areas of need:

  • Cognition and learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

Our school provision and policy for SEND pupils is detailed below and links to the LA Local Offer.

 SEND Information Report 2017


Helpful Links

Please click on the link here (www.localofferwirral.org) to find out more about the Wirral Local Offer. This website will provide you with information about what the local authority can offer to support your child with their special need or disability.

 SEND Code of Practice

 Wirral Healthcare Signposting Website

 Health and Wellbeing Hub


Acronyms

Hands togetherHere is a useful guide to the many acronyms used in SEND documentation:

  • ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ASC: Autism Spectrum Condition
  • CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • CCG: Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • EHC: Education, Health and Care
  • EHCP: Education, Health and Care Plan
  • EP: Educational Psychologist
  • EWO: Education Welfare Officer
  • EYFS: Early Years Foundation Stage
  • HCP: Health Care Plan
  • HI: Hearing Impairment
  • KS1: Key Stage 1 (Children aged 5-7)
  • LA: Local Authority
  • MLD: Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • MSI: Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • PD: Physical Disability
  • PMLD: Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • PR: Parental Responsibility
  • PT: Physiotherapy/Physiotherapist
  • SALT/SLT: Speech and Language Therapy/Therapist
  • SEN: Special Educational Needs
  • SENAAT: Special Educational Needs Assessment and Advice Team
  • SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • SENDCo: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (also known as ‘Inclusion Leader’)
  • SLCN: Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • SLD: Severe Learning Difficulties
  • SpLD: Specific Learning Difficulties
  • TA: Teaching Assistant
  • VI: Visual Impairment