Evelyn CommunityPrimary School

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Provision

Intent, Implementation and Impact



At Evelyn C P School our intention for SEND is to ensure that all children receive a high-quality and ambitious education regardless of need or disability. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners both in and out of the classroom.


Through our ARCS planning, teaching and provision we:


  • Pride ourselves on early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximised.
  • Ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to enable children to understand the relevance and purpose of learning.
  • Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.
  • Develop children’s independence and life Skills through a child centred approach.
  • Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.
  • Work closely with parents, carers, external agencies and other professionals to further develop our provision for children with SEND.




At Evelyn C P School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Inclusion embraces every area of the school enhanced by collaboration between the Headteacher, senior leaders, teachers, support staff, external agencies, parents and children.

Pupils are included in all aspects of the school day and provided with quality first teaching, differentiated to their needs. They are respected and their contributions valued and acknowledged.

Pupils with SEND:

• Have specific Specialist support tailored to their needs or small group intervention to support their social, emotional and mental health, Phonics, Maths, spelling or reading acquisition.

• Take part in social and emotional support interventions such as ELSA or Lego Therapy etc.

• Have additional support from our school Well Being Counsellor or trained ELSA’s.

• Receive additional support with speech, language and communication development from  Speech & Language therapists or a specialist SLCN teaching assistant.

• Carry out some of their learning in our ‘Therapy Hub’– a learning space which follows Early Years principles for some of our children in KS1 or KS2 with complex needs.

• Attend SEND Music/PE/ICT sessions, taught by a range of specialist teachers, allowing children extra time for pre-teaching, confidence building and securing new skills.

• Work alongside external agencies such as an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Behavioural Outreach Team to develop specific targets/programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs.



As a result of the focused SEND provision:

• Children feel happy, safe and respected.

• Behaviour is exemplary and diversity is celebrated.

• Children demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities, developing their speaking, listening and social skills.

• Children with SEND make good progress at Evelyn from their starting points due to the use of resources and small group intervention which meets the needs of the pupils.

Key Staff

Mrs Leppard (Teacher) – Early Help Champion / SENDCO

"My role involves the day to day operation of the school's SEND policy. I work closely with the Headteacher and governing body in determining SEND provision across the school. My work also includes liaising with other professionals and sources of support."

SENDCo – Mrs Leppard
0151 477 8570

Ms Duffin (Teaching Assistant) – Wellbeing Counsellor

“As Wellbeing Counsellor my main duties involve breaking down any barriers to learning, before they have an impact on a child’s progress. Different strategies are used to help the children including, language, art and play therapy. The children are referred to me via Miss Macleod and class teachers, and staff work in collaboration to ensure a successful outcome for each child. The role is very rewarding and compliments other support roles within the school” 

Mrs Filipe (Teaching Assistant) - ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

"I work in school as a specialist T.A. and am also the trained ELSA. As part of my role in school, I support pupils with their social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories, anger management and self esteem. My motto is, 'together we can all make a difference'"



In accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014, Knowsley has published a detailed directory of the local support that is available for children and young people with special educational needs/disabilities. This is called the Local Offer. To view Knowsley’s Local Offer, please visit the Knowsley Information website at


To access the monthly local authority SEND newsletters please visit the website:
Monthly SEND Newsletters | Knowsley Family Information Service (



Number of Children on SEND Register

SEND register – 33

Children with an Education Health and Care Plan (E.H.C.P.) – 13
SEND support - 20

EHAT (Early Help) – 2


A guide to some of the SEND acronyms :

BSP – Behaviour Support Plan
BSS – Behaviour Support Service
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CYPP – Child and Young People’s Plan
COP – Code of Practice
CP – Community Paediatrician
DDA – Disability Discrimination Act
DfES – Department for Education and Skills
EBD – Emotional Behavioural Difficulties
EDP – Education Development Plan
EP – Educational Psychology
NCY – National Curriculum Year
RA – Reading Age
SIP – School Improvement Plan
SLCD – Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulties

We have a team of Specialist Teaching Assistants who support children on an Education Health and Care Plan. Please see the booklet below for details.