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Croxteth Community Primary School

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

Mainstream primary school with 45 pupil intake for children age 3-11.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Palmer-Wood
Contact Position
SENCO
Telephone
0151 546 3140
Fax: 0151 546 3809
E-mail
croxtethp-ao@croxteth-pri.liverpool.sch.uk
Website
www.croxtethprimary.co.uk/

Where to go

Name
Croxteth Community Primary School
Address
Moss Way
Croxteth
Liverpool
Postcode
L11 0BP

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other details

Notes

Breakfast club available daily at 8am. 

Fully accessible.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

 How does the setting/school/college 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?

All pupils are rigorously tracked in literacy and numeracy through assessment, observation and monitoring. If there are concerns about progress or if any child needs extra support then it is identified early and acted upon. This may mean small group intervention or individual support. These interventions may be daily or two or three times a week and will vary from ten minutes to approximately forty minutes, depending on the intervention. Teachers monitor the success of these interventions, judging their effectiveness by the impact on pupil’s progress. If you child is new to our school then progress will be discussed with the previous school or nursery. If you think your child has special needs and this has not already been identified by the school, then an appointment can be made to see the class teacher, SENCo or Head teacher and your child’s needs can then be discussed.

 How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

 We will liaise with parents and previous settings to discuss all children's needs. Transition will be carefully planned with you to ensure your child settles happily into school.  School will liaise with any external agencies that may be involved with your child. Your child's progress will be carefully monitored and any concerns which may arise can be discussed with their teacher and the SENCo so that a Play Plan or Pupil Profile can be put in place and appropriate support accessed. The school SENCo will keep in touch with all class teachers, teaching assistants, education support assistants, curriculum leaders and learning mentors to ensure that your child’s needs are met and targets in their Play Plans and Pupil Profiles are reviewed. Targets and Outcomes are set with your child and discussed with you at parents evenings. The frequency of the support your child receives will depend on their level of need.

 How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

The curriculum will be appropriately differentiated according to individual need. School staff will involve you in all support plans for your child. They will measure the impact of the support given to your child and the progress your child is making. If school is unable to provide the support necessary through internal strategies, following discussion with you and your child a referral to external agencies may be made. Such agencies could include School Health; Educational Psychology dept; Speech and Language Therapy and specialist outreach support teachers.

 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?

The school recognises that children are at different levels in their learning and learn in different ways. To support all children the school delivers the curriculum in different ways. We offer small group support and individual support when needed.  We understand that children learn at their own pace so we closely monitor progress using Play Plans, Pupil Profiles and through discussions with class teachers. All parents are invited to contribute to their child’s profiles and play plans at parents evenings and we will keep you informed of any progress that is made towards achievement of outcomes.  Specific and specialist resources may also be used to enable your child to access the curriculum effectively, for example - ICT resources; I pads; writing support aids etc.,

 What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

The school will keep in close contact with you about your child’s overall well being.  We use circle time to ensure that all children are listened to and we have a School Council for children to share their views and ideas. We have trained staff to administer first aid and medication your child may need. We also have a named school nurse to provide advice and support to children and families.  We have a Nurture Room and trained staff available to provide daily small group intervention and support. This facility is also available to provide support during lunchtimes. School has an Intimate Care Policy.  We have an open door policy were any concerns can be discussed. School will work in partnership with children and families to coordinate any early help which might be needed. 

 

 What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college

The school can access specialist support from Special schools for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, children with Learning Difficulties and Children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We can also access support from Sensory Support Services for children with visual or hearing impairments. The school receives support from the Educational Psychology Service and SENISS (special educational needs integrated support service).  We can make referrals, with your consent, to many specialist services including CAMHS (Child and adolescent Mental Health Service) and SLT (Speech and Language Therapy Service). We access regular support from the School Health Service and the local Children’s Centre. School has a Nurture Room and three staff trained by the Nurture Group Network. The SENCo holds a PGCert in SEN Co-ordination and we have a number of teaching and support staff trained in the use of Sign Along (sign language) and specific speech and language support. We have several members if staff trained in paediatric first aid. We have policies and guidance in place for supporting children with medical conditions and intimate care proceedures.  

 What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

The SENCo attends Local Authority Briefings to keep up to date with any legislative changes in SEN. The SENCo and support staff can access training through their Primary Consortia. All staff in the school receive training to meet the needs of all the children attending the school at any point in time. This may include Deaf Awareness Training, Dyslexia Training, ASD awareness training, Visual Literacy etc., as well as training to support children with specific medical conditions. 

 How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Where possible, provision will be made for all pupils to access all areas of the curriculum including extra-curricular activities. We will always contact you before a planned activity if we think your child may require additional support to meet required health and safety standards. This may involve a specific risk assessment to identify any additional support needs your child may have to ensure full participation. We will also liaise with external agencies to enable children to access after school clubs and outside school socialisation groups.

 How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment

Our school building is single storey and fully wheelchair accessible. There are disabled toilets and showers. We do not have sirens or bells other than the fire alarm and there are carpeted areas and sound absorption panels in halls and open spaces to reduce noise and echoes.  School can access a bi-lingual family support worker from the children’s centre to support parents engaged in courses and EMTAS (ethnic minority and traveller achievement service) support is available at our request. We can liaise with Occupational Therapy, Health and Children’s Services to acquire specific equipment and training. We have flexible classroom space; a 4D immersive learning environment ; High impact flooring in our outdoor play environment and shaded sun protection areas on the yard.

 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

You will be invited to look around the school and meet senior staff. Your child will also be invited to visit and stay for a short session before starting school. We will contact any early years settings, or other schools your child has attended to gather information about their needs.  We will contact any specialist services that support your child and ask you to invite them to a Team Around the Child meeting at school to ensure that we are working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for your child. We support pupils moving to new settings and Key Stages by making opportunities available to them to attend the new setting for discreet activities, assemblies and playtimes. We develop a transition plan in partnership with you, your child, the new setting and specialist staff supporting your child to ensure that they enjoy a smooth transition. Years 5 and 6 enjoy regular transition visits to local secondary schools.

 How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

The school’s SEN budget is allocated to meet the needs of the children on the SEN register. The progress and attainment of all children is tracked and resources are allocated according to need. The SEN budget is used to ensure that school staff are qualified and trained to support your child and to purchase specialist help if needed. We also use the budget to ensure that children’s individual needs are met from specific interventions and programmes, where appropriate. In school we adopt a graduated response to meeting need. This means we record concerns about a pupil at pupil profile meetings and determine a timescale for a classroom based intervention and expected outcome. We will consult with you on progress and if expected outcomes are not being  met, discuss and agree on small group intervention. We will review with you the impact of interventions and if appropriate access further support from outreach services at the Primary Consortia.  We will always plan your child’s support with you, review progress and try to meet needs within our own resources.  If your child requires additional specialist support we will discuss with you the pathways to more specialist support/provision. Where appropriate, children will be consulted and involved in the decision making process and their views taken into consideration.

 Who can I contact for further information?

 If you require more information about our school please go to our school website: www.croxtethprimary.co.uk  

 If you would like to talk to a member of staff please contact your child’s teacher, the SENCo or the Head Teacher

 The Local Offer can be found in the Family Services Directory on the city council website: www.liverpool.gov.uk  

www.fsd.liverpool.gov.uk  

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Address: Moss Way  Croxteth  Liverpool