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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 consists of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Miss Lois Murphy (SENDCO), Miss Stephanie Baker (Learning Mentor), Ms Marjorie Brown (Learning Mentor) and our Special Educational Needs Governor is Mrs Jessica Singleton. We liaise with parents and external agencies to provide additional support for children who require it. They can be contacted via the school phone number (0151 477 8230) or email (

Miss Lois Murphy

Miss Stephanie Baker
Learning Mentor

Ms Marjorie Brown
Learning Mentor

Mrs Jessica Singleton
SEND Governor

In addition, we have two trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) who provide emotional and social skills support to our children:

Mrs Heather Peacock
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Miss Rachel Sullivan
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

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:

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


Our bespoke and quality assured interventions are tailored to specifically meet your child’s need. 

Mrs Sandra Mullins
Talk Boost Champion

Miss Rachel Sullivan
Speech and Language & Wellcomm Champion

Mrs Heather Peacock
Sensory Seedlings Champion

Mrs Emma Shields
Becoming 1stClass@Number Champion  

Mrs Emma Lynch
Success@Arithmetic Champion

Mrs Jan Ramsden
1stClass@Number1 Champion 


Mr Matthew Wardell
1stClass@Number2 Champion 

External professionals who work in our school 

Speech and Language Therapist – Simon Rigert-Harnden
Educational Psychologist – Allison Inoue
Specialist Teacher – Suzanne Lipsey
Autism Advisory Teacher – Steph Hull
School Nurse – Anne Lothian
Butterflies Counsellor – Jen Scott
Mental Health Support Worker – Lauren McGuiness
Early Years SENDCOs – Lisa Yates, Kirsty Steadman, Noelle Aspinall

Adaptive Teaching

At Malvern, we recognise that pupils learn at different rates and require different types and levels of support from their teachers in order to succeed. The rate and depth of support will vary depending on individual children’s needs. 

We use a range of adaptive teaching methods to ensure pupils experience success. This is done through ongoing assessment, adapting questioning and vocabulary and thinking carefully how we capture learning, focusing on knowing more and remembering more. This was recognised as a strength at our most recent Challenge Partner review:

“Adaptive teaching techniques enable all pupils with SEND to fully engage with the learning intention, which sees them making progress in line with their peers. They make strong progress from their starting points.”
Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review (November 2022)

Key Stage 2 SEND Progress Data 2022

The table below shows the level of progress last year’s Year Six children made from Year Two to Year Six compared to local and National. 


Malvern Primary School

Knowsley Local Authority





– 1.8%









Communication Friendly Classrooms

Communication friendly environments enables pupils to develop their social,  emotional and academic potential by reducing or removing barriers to communication. Malvern classrooms are spacious and well organised learning environments where children are encouraged to talk freely with minimal distractions. Visuals are used to support communication and all classrooms have a visual timetable and learning support aids on display. 

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