SEND Local Offer
Liverpool's Local offer provides parent and carers' information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND).
On the local offer website you can:
- Search for services from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
- Find out more about SEND reforms and keep up to date with scope of the local offer as it develops and grows.
Sudley Local Offer
How does the school know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
Pupil assessment is an on-going process and a vital part of teaching at Sudley Junior School. If there are concerns about a pupil's progress or if a child needs extra support, this is identified and acted upon. If your child is new to our school then progress will be discussed with the previous school. If you think your child has special needs and this has not been identified by the school, then an appointment can be made with our Office Manager to see the class teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator/teacher (SENCO) and/or a member of the school's senior leadership team (SLT) to discuss your child's needs. Any actions will be discussed with you.
How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Class teachers and support staff work closely within the school to ensure the needs of children are identified early and support strategies are put in place. Some pupils may require an individual educational plan or an individual behaviour plan (IEP/IBP) to support their progress. The school will share and discuss this with the parent/carer and the child to ensure all parties have an understanding of the targets. A care plan is considered for pupils with medical needs. As well as support in school, some children may require the support of additional outside agencies. Outside agencies may offer school advice about the best way to support the child or they may work directly with the child.
How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?
The school recognises that children are at different levels in their learning and learn in different ways, that is why we provide quality first differentiated teaching. Some children may require small group support and/or individual support.
How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
We promote and follow the programs of study of SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning - across our curriculum. We also support the development of positive behaviours and friendship groups, through a number of whole school strategies including a Buddy System - for the transition of our children from their infants to our school. We also have a class ‘Chatter-Box’ for children to write down any concerns about any aspect of their school life. Circle-time also plays an important part in supporting our children as well as the key role played by our School Council in providing an opportunity for children to share their feelings, views and ideas. We organise fortnightly drop-in sessions for parents/carers with our School Nurse. The nurse will provide support and guidance for all health concerns. Staff with first aid training are available at all times.
What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
On occasions where it is considered appropriate, support or advice may be requested from outside agencies, a specialist school, support from the Educational Psychology Service or SENISS (Special Educational Needs Integrated Support Service).
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
The SENCO attends Local Authority meetings to keep up to date with legislation in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Teachers and support staff receive training (when appropriate) to meet the needs of all children. This may include training such as: Dyslexia Training, Diabetic Training, Epilepsy Training.
What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?
Where possible, provision will be made for all pupils to access all areas of the curriculum, including extra-curricular activities. Before a planned activity parents/carers will be contacted if we think your child may require additional support to meet health and safety standards. You may be invited to accompany your child on the school activity/trip.
How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
The school has wheelchair access at the front and rear of the school. There are two disabled toilets and disabled parking is also available. We do however have an upper floor which is not accessible.
How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
Parents/Carers are invited to look around the school and meet with school staff. Your child will also be invited to visit. We will contact the previous school your child has attended, to gather information about their needs and any specialist services that support your child to ensure that we are working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for your child. We support pupils moving to Key Stage 3 (secondary schools) by supporting opportunities available to them to attend the new school. We plan a programme of visits in partnership with Sudley Infant School, to ensure pupils have a smooth transition from Key Stage 1 (Infants) to Key Stage 2 (Juniors).
How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
The progress and attainment of all children is tracked and resources are allocated according to need, e.g. additional staff support, equipment or resources.
How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
All children’s progress is tracked and monitored. If a child’s progress or behaviour is giving cause for concern then the class teacher will consult with the SENCO/SLT to share and discuss the concerns. If your child requires additional specialist support we will discuss this with parents/carers to plan the next steps to support the child’s needs. This may include pathways to more specialist support. The impact of all intervention programmes are closely measured and monitored.
How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
School staff meet and greet the children at the start and end of the school day. Parent/carer and teacher meetings are held each term. Parents/carers are invited regularly to school assemblies and celebrations. There are coffee mornings that parents/carers are invited to attend. A variety of planned workshops are held by Curriculum specialists eg. For Literacy/Numeracy. Parents/carers are invited to join Sudley Juniors Parent and Teacher Association (SJPTA) events.
How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
If you require more information about our school please go to our school website: www.sudleyjnr.net If you would like to talk to a member of staff please contact our Office Manager to arrange an appointment with your child’s class teacher, or a member of the SLT. The Local Offer can be found in the Family Services Directory on the city council website: www.liverpool.gov.uk