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What is SEND?

A child or young person has a Special Educational Need if they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age.

There are four broad areas of need:

Communication & Interaction (CI)

This includes Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

Cognition & Learning (Cog/L)

This includes Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

This includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

This includes children who are Hearing Impaired (HI), or Visually Impaired VI, and children with a Physical Disability (PD).


SENDCo and Pastoral Team

SENDCo: Miss Nelson

You can contact her via email ( and via the school office (0151 727 6067).

Headteacher: Mr Morris

PSHCE Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss Humphreys

Child Wellbeing Support Officer & Mental Health Team: Miss Wilson

Family Engagement Support Officer: Mrs Nugent


SEND at St Silas CE Primary School

St Silas CE Primary School is a mainstream school, but we are able to accommodate children with a wide range of additional needs. We aim to ensure that EACH AND EVERY CHILD is included and is able to access the same curriculum and enjoy the same learning opportunities. St Silas CE Primary School strongly believes that the key to supporting disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs is through high-quality teaching with additional interventions, modification or amendments used where appropriate to remove barriers to learning and ensure that good progress is made.



At St Silas, we provide a range of Wave 1,2 and 3 interventions to support individual or groups of children. Interventions are adapted to meet the needs of all children. All interventions are tracked using an entry and exit assessment.

Our Wave 2 Interventions include:

  • Child Wellbeing Support Officer, including 1:1 sessions, group sessions, Drawing and Talking, Next Steps.
  • Number Stacks 
  • Speech and Language interventions, including 1:1 sessions, Talking Partners, Time to Talk, WellComm.

Our Wave 3 Interventions include:

  • Seedlings
  • Trailblazer
  • CAMHS 
  • OSSME 
  • Chatterbug


Liverpool Local Offer

Find out more about the Liverpool Local Offer here.


SEND Policies

Click the links below to see our SEND policies.