A very warm welcome to the SEND page. Let me introduce myself, my name is Mrs McCoy and I am the school SENCO. Should you wish to speak to myself, please telephone the school office to make an appointment. Below you will find information regarding SEN at Our Lady’s School, and more generally up to date information from the Knowsley SEND Team. I look forward to working with you to meet the needs of the wonderful children we have at Our Lady’s – we are truly blessed.
Our SEN Link Governor is Mrs G Oulton. Should you wish to speak with her, please contact the school office.
Knowsley Borough Council can also offer advice and support regarding SEND. Knowsley Local Offer is available on www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk
Information for Families
Knowsley Parent Carers Voice: Knowsley Parent Carers Voice is the forum for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with SEN who live in Knowsley. We meet to talk about issues that affect us, our children and our families. We liaise and meet with council officials and health service providers with a view to help improve services. KPCV steering group are all parent carers themselves who have a wide range of life experiences between us, the members are volunteers. We understand the difficulties that come with getting the right services and the challenges parents with a SEN child / young person have to go through. We host monthly coffee mornings at various locations across the borough, at these events we have guest speakers from Advice services, Education, Health, Social care and various other services chosen by your parent feedback. Any Knowsley parent carer can attend our coffee mornings and SEND events, you can register via email@example.com.
- ADDvanced Solutions: ADDvanced Solutions Community Network’s (ASCN)community-based groups, programmes, and opportunities raise awareness, develop skills, share learning experiences, and build confidence. The team support children, young people, and families in Knowsley living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. Read about ASCN’s offer in Knowsley by visiting the link below, where you can also find a link to their latest newsletter and Autumn/Winter What’s On guide. ADDvanced Solutions
- Preventative Support for Behaviour that Challenges – ADDvanced Solutions are delivering a 12 to 24 month pilot providing support to families where children & young people display behaviour that challenges, due to either mental distress and/or a neurodevelopmental condition and are unlikely to meet CAMHS or PBSS thresholds. Support is being provided in the form of network groups, family learning workshops, and coaching for young people. The service can be contacted via 0151 486 1788 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and more info found at www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk
- Advice and guidance for parents and carers can also be found here via Liverpool and Knowsley SEND IASS (Special Educational Needs and/ or disabilities, Information, Advice and Support Service. www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk/content/sendiass
- Clinical Partners have produced information for parents and carers whose child is on the Neurodevelopmental Pathway and awaiting assessment for either Autism or ADHD Clinical Partner Advice
Websites to help pupils with SEND