SEND

At Bleak Hill Primary School, we aim 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 first teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further support and intervention may be needed to help them to achieve their personal goals.

The Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill which came into force in 2014 requires Local Authorities to publish and keep under review information from services that expect to be available for children and young people with SEND aged 0-25, this is known as “The Local Offer”. The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.  This involves working with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

Please follow the link below to find out more information regarding the local offer within St Helens:

https://new.sthelens.gov.uk/SEND 

https://www.wchc.nhs.uk/services/local-offer-send/ 

The 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

Bleak Hill follow the Gradated Approach, this is detailed in our SEND info and Local Offer, this is a brief outline: 

Stage 1 -  concerns raised by parents/caers to teachers. Child may need additional intervention or support from class teacher or LSA and a short term plan will be agreed and implemented. 

Stage 2 – If the concerns remain after this, the class teacher will have discussions with the SENDCo. A formal plan (SEN Support Plan) will be developed with key targets 

Stage 3 – Referrals to outside agencies may be made, seeking advice and recommendations to best support the child. We will always seek consent from parents/carers and have discusions before these referrals are made. You may be invited to meetings to share your concerns, views and aspirations. 

Further information about SEND at Bleak Hill Primary School can be found in the documents below.

Executive Head - Mr T McCoy

SENCO - Mrs C Ashton (Maternity Cover for Mrs S Cozens on Maternity Leave)

Tel - 01744 678190

Email - Bleakhill@sthelens.org.uk

bleakhillsend@sthelens.org.uk 

Please see below information on how to raise a concern and how we will as a school look into and deal with any concerns. 

Graduated approach diagram 2023.PNG  

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