This Policy complies with the statutory requirement laid out in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014) and has been written with reference to the following guidance and documents:

This policy was created by the school’s SENCO with the SEN Governor in liaison with staff and parents of pupils with SEND. It was a co-produced policy in the spirit of current reform (2014).

The SENCO at Croxteth Primary School is Mrs. D. McNally
She holds the National Award for SEN Coordination,
She can be contacted directly at the school on 0151 546 3140 or via e-Mail at,
This policy was produced in March 2016 and will be reviewed in March 2017


Croxteth Community Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all our pupils regardless of gender, race, age, ethnicity, attainment, disability or background. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life Children may have special educational needs either throughout, or at any time during their school career. We will ensure that curriculum planning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child. We are committed to early identification of any additional needs and work closely alongside outside agencies and with parents/carers.

Aims and objectives of Croxteth Primary School in relation to SEND provision

How pupils with SEN are identified within Croxteth Primary School

What is not SEN but may impact on progress and attainment may include:

Croxteth Primary School teaches pupils with special educational needs using a Graduated Approach. We use the “Assess, Plan, Do, Review” model

How Croxteth Primary School adapts the curriculum and the learning environment for pupils with special educational needs

At Croxteth primary school staff use a range of strategies to meet children’s special educational needs. All teachers use prior learning and understanding as a starting point in planning effective outcomes for all children in their classes. Work is differentiated appropriately and assessment used to inform the next stage of learning.

How Croxteth Primary School manages the needs of pupils who qualify for SEN support

How Croxteth Primary School works with parents and carers

What support Croxteth Primary School offers for improving the emotional, mental and social development of pupils with special educational needs