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Special Educational Needs and Disability

Malvern Primary School is committed to ensuring the best possible education for all pupils regardless of ability, background, ethnicity, gender or disability.  We continually monitor the progress of all pupils and take steps to intervene where there is evidence that individuals or groups are falling behind.

Our school ’Inclusion Team’ that consists of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator Mrs Stacey Horan (SENDCO) and Miss Stephanie Baker (Learning Mentor) liaise with parents and external agencies to provide additional support for children who require it. Both can be contacted via the school phone number (0151 477 8230) or email (  We also acknowledge that some children will be more able (‘Gifted and Talented’) and we aim to ensure that these children’s needs are also well catered for.

In accordance with the Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice (2015) a downloadable copy of our School Information Report and SEND policy are available here:

Knowsley Borough Council can also offer advice and support regarding SEND.

Knowsley Local Offer is available on Knowsley Local Offer

This offer is accurate now, but services are regularly reviewed and could change. All information will be updated as soon as possible to reflect any new service offer. This service offer is intended to give you clear, accurate and accessible information. If you would like to comment on the content of the offer or make suggestions to improve the information, please contact Knowsley Family Information Service:

Call us:  0151 443 3247

Further information about services available for children with SEND within Liverpool can be found within their Local Offer at:

Knowsley SEND Newsletters:

Sensory Processing Difficulties:

If you are thinking that your child has sensory processing difficulties you can contact the Children’s Therapies Team to discuss or complete a referral. The team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistant practitioners, therapy assistants and administration assistants. They provide a range of therapies both one-to-one and group sessions at clinics, patient homes, community centres, special and mainstream schools and nurseries in St Helens and Knowsley.

Their services focus on children’s functional or physical needs. This could be areas such as:

  • Difficulty in self care skills
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Neurodevelopmental difficulties
  • Sensory processing difficulties

If you would like some further information or would like to make a referral then click on this link:

Useful Links


The following information will be useful to give to parents who are new to SEND. It helps to answer questions frequently asked by parents and provides all the links you need in one handy place.

World Stories

This is an excellent website which has many English tales and new short stories that are available in different languages from around the world.

iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Difficulties

Have a look at the link below for the best apps to support your students with dyslexia.  

Addvanced Solutions:

For information on parenting courses, group sessions and workshops in Knowsley and surrounding boroughs visit the Addvanced Solutions website here:

Knowsley Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service

For more information or to make a referral please click on the button below:

Listening ear

Listening ear can support children who are affected by loss and bereavement. Click on this button for further information.

Child Mental Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services work with young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, and their families.

Education Desty

Free resources and short online courses for parents.

You can find more information and a link to register for this bundle by clicking on the button below:

Speech and Language Kids:

Free Speech and Language Resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Isabella Trust

Visit the Isabella Trust website for more information about upcoming events here:

Useful Speech & Language resources

Introducing Ollee – a virtual friend (ParentZone/BBC Children In Need): Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.

Coronavirus resources for children with Autism

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