Inclusion and SEND

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LIPA Primary School aims to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in a mainstream classroom wherever possible. We want all of our children to know that they are included and valued.


With regard to Admissions, if there are more applications than there are places available, as required by Section 324 of the Education Act (1996) and any subsequent amendments to the Act, we will first automatically admit all children with a statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) where Liverpool City Council (LCC) has agreed to name the School on the child’s statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) (under Section 324 of the 1996 Education Act). Admission arrangements for children with statement of SEN is a separate procedure, integral to the role and responsibility of LCC to make and maintain such statements. The School will meet and abide fully by the requirements of these arrangements, as detailed in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.


Please see our Admissions Policy for full details.


Please try not to worry if you or your child's teacher believe your child may have Special Educational Needs. There are lots of people in school who can help and we will do all we can to make sure your child receives the support they need. If you have any questions or queries about Special Educational Needs at any point during your child's time at our school, please do not hesitate to contact the class team or Mrs Lucas.


Holly Lucas is our SEN Co-ordinator.

Tony Currie is our Inclusion Governor



The four broad areas of need are:


  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and Physical Needs


What is the local offer?

The intention of the local offer is to improve the choice for families of children with SEND. It is an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Please click on the link attached to be redirected to our contribution to Liverpool's local offer.



What is the Information Report?

This utilises the local offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by the school policy and provision that the school is able to meet.


Inclusion Quality Mark - June 2018

Questions or queries

If you have any questions or queries, please complete the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

School Nurse contact details - Patricia Lee, 01512953315





This year, we invited Julie Simpson in from Autism Adventures. She spoke to children about what it would be like to have autism and how they could be a good friend to anybody in our school who has autism. The children really enjoyed the assembly and are much more aware of the needs of others. 

9.5.19 Next week is Neurodiversity Week and we are going to be celebrating at LIPA Primary!

"We are the dreamers. The pioneers. The change-makers. The future business leaders. We are the trailblazers. The adventurers. The discoverers. We are the Einsteins and Bransons of tomorrow."

On Monday, we will be having a Wake Up Shake Up in the underground at 8.40am. We will also be having an assembly to kick the week off and to launch our exciting competition... (more information to follow).

Throughout the week, we will be having lots of Mindful moments in our classes.

On Friday, it will be Spot the difference day- Everyone wears their normal clothes/uniform but with a difference. So you could have odd shoes, odd socks, hair a different colour, jumper on inside out/back to front, make up on half the face ( staff obviously) I'm sure there's loads more ideas. The idea is that at first glance in the morning everyone will look a bit different, unusual..and then by the end of the day nobody will even notice the differences.

Autism Awareness Week! We will be doing lots more celebrating in May for Neurodiversity week.

Autism Awareness Week! We will be doing lots more celebrating in May for Neurodiversity week. 1
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