SEND & Additional Needs

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy operates a whole school inclusive approach for pupils with special educational needs. All staff are responsible for meeting the needs of all learners appropriately. All staff have had appropriate training and professional development relating to SEND, Quality First and Inclusive teaching. Information is provided to all staff via our SIMS system on individual needs and strategies to support SEND pupils. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Mr C. Wright) works with a team of teachers and learning support assistants to provide both in-class support and specialist support outside normal lessons. There is close liaison between subject teachers and the SEND team to support pupils' behavioural, emotional or social difficulties. The partnership between pupils, staff and parents is vital in order to help each individual gain maximum benefit from the curriculum and we welcome visits from prospective parents.

Please click on the following link for our SEND Information Report for Parents.


Taking Account of Individual Pupil's Needs

At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith we are keen to ensure that we do not discriminate in line with the Equality Act 2010 and SEN Code of Practice 2015 – through application of the behaviour policy - against pupils whose apparent inappropriate behaviour may be a function of their SEND, racial and/or cultural background or protected group status.

There will be circumstances in which some pupils may be treated differently from others and staff are expected to take account of those individual pupil needs when applying sanctions. (Click here for the policy on Special Educational Needs and Disability.) If the behaviour of a pupil gives cause to suspect that he/she is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, this should be reported to the designated staff for child protection, using the approved referral forms.

Staff are expected to appreciate that there are many influences and stresses that can affect a pupil's behaviour, such as neurological conditions, domestic violence, homelessness and sexual exploitation. For further guidance, click here to view the Safeguarding Policy.


ASC Attention Cards


Attention Posters A3 Merseyside PRESS.pdf

Attention DL Leaflet Merseyside PRESS.pdf


Knowsley Parent Carers Voice - Zoom SEND events 2021

The KPCV coffee events will be continuing in 2021 via Zoom, please click the link below for more information. 

KPCV Updated Coffee Events.pdf