Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Banks Road
"Leaders have reviewed how pupils are identified as having special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. This has focused the attention of adults on meeting the needs of these pupils in the most appropriate way. Interventions and support are timely, and evidence available at the time of the inspections indicates that these strategies are working. Pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities have good attendance and are learning well."
- Ofsted inspection report (8th May, 2018)
At Banks Road Primary School, the SENCO is responsible for managing the SEND provision.
Mr James Savage BA (QTS) Hons NASENCo is the school's SENCO and Assistant Headteacher. He can be contacted at school on 0151 427 4360 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr Savage aims to have all emails and telephone calls responded to within 24 hours Monday - Friday during term time.
Please try not to worry if you or your child's teacher believe your child may have Special Educational Needs. There are lots of people in school who can help and we will do all we can to make sure your child receives the support they need.
If you have any questions or queries about Special Educational Needs at any point during your child's time at our school, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Savage.
The designated governor for SEND is Mrs Dora Fletcher. Mrs Fletcher and Mr Savage meet termly to:
- discuss developments in the school's SEND provision,
- discuss progress of children on the SEND register ,
- provide an opportunity for Mrs Fletcher to challenge Mr Savage on the quality of the provision and suggest improvements.
Any concerns or complaints relating to the provision of SEND should in the first instance be made to Mr Savage, SENCO. If the matter cannot be resolved then further representation should be made to the Head Teacher. We have a Complaints Procedure which is available from the school office upon request.
You can view Liverpool's Local Offer, which provides details of SEND support services, at:
IPSEA is an independent parental educational specialist which can offer information, advice and training for parents of children with special educational needs. You can access their website at https://www.ipsea.org.uk/
We are currently working towards the Inclusion Charter Mark with School Improvement Liverpool.
Quotes from parents/carers
Source: February 2018 SEN parent-teacher-SENCO review meeting questionnaire
"I do think my child's needs are being met at Banks Road. I am very pleased with his progress."
- Carer, Y2 child
The school keeps us informed of my child's progress well."
- Parent, Y1 child
Below is an example of a Personal Provision Plan that children who receive SEN support or those who have an EHC plan will have in class. This Personal Provision Plan (PPP) will incorporate targets from class teacher's assessments using PIVATS 5 as well as advice and targets set by external professionals.
These targets are then reviewed regularly with targets formally set and sent home three times a year. Parents are invited into school three times a year to meet with the class teacher and SENCO to discuss the children's targets and have input in the different support the child(ren) receive.