Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SENCo - Mrs Catherine Mavers (National SENCo award)
At Grange Valley Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further positive support may be needed to help them to achieve their targets.
What is ‘The Local Offer?’
The local offer was first introduced in the green paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
What will it do?
St. Helens framework will allow the local offer to provide parents/ carers with the information about how to access services in their local area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it will let parents/ carers of young people know how schools and colleges will support them and what they can expect across the local setting
On September 1st 2014, a revised Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice was introduced. The reforms aim to implement a new approach which seeks to join up help across education, health and care, from birth to 25. Access to this document can be found at:
St. Helens Authority also have a Local Offer, which can be located by following the link below.
If you are considering sending your child to Grange Valley Primary School and would like a meeting or a visit, you can ring the school office on 01744 678300 to make an appointment with the Executive Headteacher Mrs Dianne Holcroft or the Head of School Mrs Catherine Mavers.
During the visit you will be given a tour of the school. At that point you will be given opportunities to discuss your child’s specific needs and ask any questions relating to your child’s education.