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.
SEND Information Report
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
- Toe By Toe
- Clever Fingers
- 1st Class@Number
- Talking Partners
- Phonological Awareness
- Project X
- Talk Boost
- Power of 2
The Ark is a nurture group that was purposefully set up to support children in January 2018. The room has been carefully arranged to have the best of both classroom and a home environment. It is a warm, welcoming and a safe happy place for children. There are areas for sharing stories, circles times and learning. The Ark continues the ethos of an already nurturing environment within Kingsley School and provides inclusion for all children promoting PSHE provision. Therefore the children are supported within the Ark to raise their emotional well-being, self-esteem and have a sense of belonging to the school community.
“My son now comes home and tells me about his day without me asking.” Year 1 parent.
“He asks for a knife to cut an apple. He never used to eat fruit at home.” Year 1 parent.
“He is so much happier always comes out of school with a smile on his face.” Reception parent.
“He loves nurture and is always smiling.” Year 1 parent.
“He always comes home telling me what he’s been doing. I don’t want him to stop going.” Year 2 parent.
If you want to see the amazing work the children have been doing just click on the Ark page on the left.
Useful Web links
- 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.