A child has “special educational needs and disabilities” if they have a learning difficulty and/or a disability that means they need special health and/or educational support. We shorten this to SEND.
At Great Crosby we work closely with professionals, including educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and others, to provide the best possible education for our pupils with SEND.
Our SEND (Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities) Coordinator is Mrs Harvey.
Contact details: Senco.GCP@schools.sefton.gov.uk
The Local Offer provides clear and accessible information about the provision Sefton Council expects to be available locally for our children and young people from 0 to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).
Sefton has a range of support services that work with early years settings and schools to help children or young people with special educational needs or disability to develop, be included and make good progress across the academic, social and emotional aspects of their life. Click on the image to find out how they can help you.
They have sent a link to the Collins Learning at Home website. Click on the green button.There are free ebooks and songs, and other things. You may need a login and password for their Class Connect portal
Following on from the SEND Parent and Carer survey that was carried out in November 2019, we are keen to understand whether parents and carers are seeing an improvement in the help and support they are receiving from health, education social care and the SEN casework team in Sefton? The SEND Short Survey is live from 14th September until 2nd October 2020. Click on the logo above.
To view the results from the 2019 survey, please click on the green button.
In order to support children and families through unexpected times of
rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus, the North West SEND Network have produced a special edition of their newsletter. This can be downloaded below. It includes resources that have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as they feel would be helpful. They include information
relevant to children across the early years and school age range including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
We haven't checked all the links within the booklet however.
Click on the green button to visit the North West SEND Regional Network website.
Our Speech and Language Therapist has recommended The Sensory Projects website for a list of activities during the CoVid19 shutdown. We haven't checked all the links within the page however.
iNEQE have created a resource that can be used to explain Coronavirus to children with special needs. Here it is using images and Makaton. iNEQE are the company who have produced our Safer Schools App.
Our Speech and Language therapist has recommended these books to help children to understand the Covid 19 crisis through words and pictures.