At Kingsley we aim to provide all children with the best possible outcomes in preparation for life‐long learning. We believe it is important that children acquire skills, knowledge and confidence that can be applied to all future learning experiences, including social, physical and spiritual development.


We follow the principles of Inclusion as set out in the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.


  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally, and physically;
  • All teachers view themselves as teachers of pupils with special educational needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility;
  • All pupils with special educational needs should have their needs met;
  • Pupil’s special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom;
  • Pupil’s views should be sought and taken into account;
  • Parents/carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child’s education and therefore good home/school links are established.


Helpline for Settings


Key Documents


SEND Report


SEND Policy 2020



At Kingsley Community 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. The following interventions are being delivered across the school:

  • Talking Time
  • Wordshark
  • Toe By Toe
  • Numbershark
  • Clever Fingers
  • Lifeboat
  • 1st Class@Number
  • Talking Partners
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Project X
  • Talk Boost
  • Power of 2

The Ark

The Ark is a room within school which provides a short term intervention were a group of children come together every afternoon with two members of staff. The room provides children with a safe, nurturing and supportive environment which aims to remove barriers to learning.

Click here to visit The Ark


Social Stories

Social stories are a short description that help children to understand a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.

Click here for Social Stories


Websites, Activities Apps

Here is a list of website and app links that you can access to support childrens learning at home.


Puffin Activity Packs a range of creative downloadable activities for 0-5 Year Olds, 6-8 Year Olds and 9-12 Year Olds. Just pick your age, print out, and get started.

Virtual trips – Virtual educational trips to watch with your child. Including a zoo, farm and aquarium.

Stories – listen to stories being read online.

Active Learning -signup – free maths, english and science activities. A great way for children to learn whilst being active.

Scavenger Hunt – different ways to help children explore and learn at home.

Click here for Home Learning Activities


Supporting maths and english

Help Kidz Learn – a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs for children of all ages.

Top Marks – interactive games to support counting. – interactive games to support phonics, spelling and letter formation.

 Do2Learn (USA) – a selection of downloadable picture cards, songs and games to support writing, reading and maths.

Phonics Play – activities and videos to support the teaching of phonics phase 1-6.

CBeebies – numberblock videos to support children counting.

CBeebies – alphablock videos and games to support the learning of the alphabet.

ICT Games Maths, writing and reading games, videos and apps to support childrens learning.

Spelling Frame – games and word lists linked to spelling rules that children need to know by the end of the school year.

Literacy Planet – Free home English activities for parents to join.

Learning 4 Kids – activities and free printable sheet to support childrens letter formation and writing.

Parent Book Talk – questions to ask your child before, during and after reading.

Monster Phonics – everyday lessons, phonic worksheets, letter sheets, word searches and  story videos to support phonic phases 1-6.

Teach Handwriting – activities to help teach handwriting in Early years. – activities to help teach handwriting in Key Stage 1. – activities to help teach handwriting in Key Stage 2.

SparkleBox – printable worksheets for letter formation.

Creative Family Fun – maths activities using lego

We are Teachers – awesome addition activities

Click here for maths and english activities and ideas to support your child development



Supporting Speech, Communication and Language

Brain Parade – a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

Speech Links – Resources, activities and games which are changed weekly to support speech and language at home.

Speech Links – A great selection of games you can do everyday with your child at home to support speech and language development.

 Speech and Language Kids – ways to help teach your child letter sounds and activities to help.

Speech and Language Kids – a list of activities to help develop and improve childrens vocabulary.

Childhood 101 – 12 verbal literacy games for speaking, listening and thinking.

Topmarks – speaking and listening games for all ages.

Chatter Pack – wide range of activities and games to support speech and language development.

Family Education questions to ask children to get them talking.

Click here for speech, communication and language activities and ideas to support your child development



Supporting sensory needs and Motor skills

Gross motor skills – a range of activities you can do at home to support childrens gross motor skills.

Fine motor skills – a range of activities you can do at home to support childrens fine motor skills.

Handwriting – fun activities to help support different physical (gross and fine motor skills) and skill based elements required in developing a good handwriting style.

 Sensory Strategies for parents – sensory strategies, activities and ideas to support children at home.

 Sensory App House Ltd – a range of interactive apps to support children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Visuals2Go – an app for verbal and non-verbal children to support communication and learning difficulties.

Therapy Street for Kids – Therapy Street for Kids has lots of therapy ideas and strategies for developing self-care, scissor and handwriting skills. It also has a section on sensory strategies.

OT Plan -This website generates activity ideas based on the skills you want to develop and materials you have.

Pinterest– Social media site that allows you to search and save ideas. It’s got really good activities and strategies with pictures that other users post.

Click here for sensory activities and ideas to support your child development

Click here for motor skill activities and ideas to support your child development



Specific Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

– Recognising ADHD

– Managing ADHD at home

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Attachment Disorder (AD)

– Tips for parenting a child with attachment disorder

– Supporting attachment at home


– Parent leaflets and videos

– Supporting Dyslexia- top tips for reading, handwriting, spelling, memory and organisation


– Managing Autism at home

-Supporting children during and after the coronavirus

Supporting children with transition after the coronavirus

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Speech and language

– Supporting speech and language at home

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

– Helpful approaches supporting children with PDA at home

Dyspraxia/Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)

– 16 ways to help children with dyspraxia at home

– Helpful information for parents


5 Parent strategies for Managing Dyscalculia

– 7 Practical Ways Parents Can Help a Child with Dyscalculia


– 8 tips for supporting children with dysgraphia

–  How to help a child with dysgraphia at home

Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD)

– Managing SPD at home

Visual and Hearing Impairment


Useful Web links

  • Place2Be – Place2Be provide parents with ideas and advise on how to support children who are finding it hard during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Neuro Love– Advice for parents and children on how to stay emotionally and physically well.
  • Mind– Advice and support for mental health.
  • Head Together– Advice and support for mental health.
  • Liverpool Autism Outreach Service-The Autism Outreach Team consists of specialist teachers trained in all aspects of autism; the use of TEACCH®, PECS®, Social Stories and other complimentary interventions.
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)– SENDIASS is a service which provides free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers.
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)– The PDA Society is a registered charity that help support and facilitate discussions around people’s experiences of living with PDA and can provide support to those living and working with PDA.
  • LivPaC ‘Liverpool Parent and Carer’-LivPaC is a local parent carer forum in Liverpool independently run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with a disability, complex health needs, SEN or/and additional needs.
  • Autism in Motion, Liverpool Autism in Motion is a parent led group, It is run by three parents Jo, Hannah and Terri. We all have children with Autism and SENd.
  • Liverpool Parents’ Interest Group (PIG)– Support Group for Parents, Grandparents & Carers of children with social and communications difficulties
  • ADDvanced Solutions Community Network– Community based learning, coaching and mentoring programmes and health, wellbeing and enrichment activities for families living with Neurodevelopmental conditions. We aim to equip and empower parents, carers, children and young people with the skills, tools, knowledge and confidence to better recognise, understand and meet the needs of their family.
  • The Isabella Trust – aims to improve the quality of life of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Difficulties by supporting their Families and Carers. They provide short courses and workshops to parents and carers. Information leaflet from the trust.
  • Autism Training Team – Liverpool The Autism Training Team hold drop-in sessions twice a month in different children’s Centre’s across the city. They are for Parents/Carers or professionals wishing to talk in a private one to one setting. You do not require a diagnosis of ASC to attend but must have questions or concerns about the young person. The drop ins are not a training session and do not require an appointment.
  • Autism Alliance– Autism Alliance is the major UK network of specialist autism charities.
  • Liverpool Early Help Directory, SEN & Disability Local Offer Comprehensive resource detailing Liverpool’s SEN & Disability Local Offer.
  • Autism-friendly learning sessions in Liverpool museums Liverpool Museums have been working with Autism Together to develop skills to make our venues more autism-friendly.
  • Holidays and days out – NAS – National Autistic Society Lots of ideas for holidays and days out at autism-friendly venues plus tips for taking a child on the autism spectrum to different leisure venues.
  • Can Liverpool be World’s first Autism friendly city?– News article by ‘Autism Together’ : ‘Autism Together’ and community business ‘Autism Adventures UK’ have joined forces on a mission to turn Liverpool into the world’s first truly autism-friendly city.
  • Autism Awareness | Liverpool John Lennon Airport– Autism Awareness at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. If you or someone you are travelling with has Autism or ASD, travelling through an airport can be an overwhelming experience. We have provided a guide showing you what to expect when at the airport.
  • Autism-friendly performances– are a fantastic way for autistic people to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas.
  • Eureka!– is an interactive children’s museum and educational charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play. It has hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children aged 0 to 11. All essential carers of disabled visitors get free admission – just bring along a form of ID. Eureka! also offers support for disabled children and their families: quite literally, an extra pair of hands, with a trained ‘enabler’ accompanying you during your visit. It also runs a range of events and clubs for children with disabilities, including one for children on the autism spectrum.
  • Spring City– offers autism-friendly sessions with the following features: fewer jumpers so the trampolines are not too crowded, quieter music and you can join your child on the trampoline to help them feel comfortable to bounce away.Physical activity is massively important to us all. It can help improve problems with motor coordination which is vital to your child’s development.
  • Home– Home holds relaxed theatre and film screenings for families that will like an experience that is toned down, and more subtle. Theatre performances are relaxing and you can come and leave when you like. There’s a chill out area in another room if things get too overwhelming. With subtle sounds and more flexibility, this is a great way to experience the wonders of theatre and film at your own pace.
  • Cinemas– Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host autism friendly screenings at over 300 cinemas nationwide. On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment. They aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming environment.
  • Cerebra– we understand that if you have one child that doesn’t sleep, the whole family suffers. Our Sleep Advice Service offers various resources including our Guide to Sleep, workshops and a one-to-one telephone support service to help your child – and everyone in your family – get a better night’s sleep.
  • Liverpool CAMHS -The Liverpool CAMHS offer aims to promote the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers. They will work with families and professionals to develop their skills and strengths; helping them to manage children and young people’s distress and the impact this may have on the child, young person and the family.