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Banks Road Primary School

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Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ


Support For Parents and Carers

Signposting Parents and Carers to the support they need....

At Banks Road

Here in school we provide a great wealth of information for parents and carers such as coffee mornings, regular meetings with each child's class teacher and the school SENCO, a wide engagement with a number of professionals in helping families access the support they need, amongst others....

The next coffee morning for parents and carers is:

  • Thursday 10th October 2019 at 9am

This will be attended by:

  • a representative from SENISS,
  • our bought-in Speech Therapist Elaine Devereux,
  • Lynne Dolan (a Family Link worker from Garston Children's Centre),
  • our Valley High Learning Support outreach teacher Lisa Seeckts,
  • a representative from OSSME Autism Initiatives,
  • our Educational Psychologist Dr Lee Randall,
  • a representative from the School Family Support Service,
  • a representative from ADDvanced Solutions,
  • and a representative from Alder Hey Occupational Therapy Service.

The next parent-teacher-SENCO meetings will take place on:

  • week beginning Monday 11th November 2019 and week beginning Monday 18th November 2019

Liverpool Local Offer

Every local authority must publish a Local Offer that describes what provision it expects to be available for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities. It must include information about education, health and social care provision and services. The Local Offer should make information easy to understand, up to date and clear. The Local Offer includes information on:

  • how an EHC assessment can be requested
  • how a child or young person's needs are identified and assessed
  • post-16 education and training provision
  • arrangements for transport and travel
  • preparing for adulthood
  • leisure activities
  • where to find information, advice and support
  • resolving disagreements

You can find the Local Offer for Liverpool on the Early Help Directory at

If parents feel that they would like external advice or support, there are many services on offer including SENDIASSLivPaC and ADDvanced Solutions.



















































The ADDvanced Solutions offer in Liverpool

Through our community-based groups, programmes, and opportunities that raise awareness; develop skills; share learning experiences; and build confidence, we support children, young people, and families living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. 

Open Access Community Network Groups

If you have concerns about your child’s behaviour or progress at school, our community network groups offer support to help you learn, understand and meet the needs of your child and family. Find out more.

Family Learning Programmes and Workshops

Structured programmes and workshops that give parents, carers, and supporters the skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to better recognise, understand and meet the needs of your family living with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning difficulties and associated mental health needs. Find out more.

Family Activity Days

Join us and other families on our family activity days. Taking place during school holidays they include trips to the park, fun days, walks with the ranger, cookery activity days and days out.  

Supporting children & young people

For children and young people with a neurodevelopment condition finding it difficult to engage in activities, our learning workshops, groups and activities will help them overcome these challenges and learn how to manage individual situations. Find out more. 

ADDvanced Solutions provide a wealth of downloadable information leaflets for parents:

What is LivPac?

LivPaC is a voluntary group of enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced parents and carers of children and young people 0-25 with all disabilities and additional needs.


Empower parents/carers to have a voice and enable them to navigate the special education needs and /or disabilities (SEND) processes through awareness, information and confidence training.


  • A listening ear
  • A collective voice
  • Friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
  • Fully accessible building.
  • Coffee evenings and evenings across the city.
  • Patience and loyalty    

Information / Training

  • Guest speakers. 
  • Confidence.
  • Mindfulness.
  • Professional advice from outside agencies and many more.
  • First aid.
  • Bespoke training.

Further information can be found at

The Isabella Trust - Short courses and workshops

The Isabella Trust provide short courses and workshops to parents and carers of children with autistic spectrum disorder and sensory processing difficulties.

The courses and workshops currently provided are on the following:

  • NAS Understanding Autism
  • NAS Sensory Needs 
  • Combined Sensory Difficulties and Sensory Strategies
  • Eating difficulties
  • Elklan Let's Talk Together Communication course
  • Tears, pain & tantrums in everyday activities (Sensory defensiveness)
  • Toileting issues
  • Praxis
  • Makaton
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Autism & Anxiety
  • Women & Girls on the Autism Spectrum
  • ICAN Early Talk 0-5 - Working with under 3's
  • ICAN Early Talk 0-5 - Working with Parents
  • ICAN Early Talk 0-5 - Supporting Communication
  • ICAN Early Talk Accreditation Programme

Further information can be found at

OSSME Autism Initiatives and Autism in Motion

OSSME Autism Initiatives and Autism in Motion have grouped together to provide free workshops to parents and carers.

These will run at St George's Community Hub, Waresley Crescent, L9 6BW Liverpool.

To book on to any of the following courses please call 0151 525 2225 or email

  • Monday 16th September – Science behind Autism and Introduction to Sensory – 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 3rd October – Science behind Autism and Introduction to Sensory – 1pm to 3pm
  • Monday 4th November – Early Indications of Autism - 6 to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 5th December - Early Indications of Autism – 1pm to 3pm
  • Monday 13th January – Autism and Communication – 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 13th February – Autism and Communication – 1pm to 3pm
  • Monday 9th March – Autism and Eating – 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 16th April – Autism and Eating – 1pm to 3pm
  • Monday 15th June – Autism and Transition – 6pm to 7.30pm