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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

To access the latest Knowsley SEND newsletter please visit:

Knowsley SEND Newsletter - October 2021 (

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."


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


Number of Children on SEND Register

SEND register – 30

Children with an Education Health and Care Plan (E.H.C.P.) – 10
SEND support - 20

EHAT (Early Help) – 3


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 attached Booklet for details.