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At Banks Road Primary School, the SENCO is responsible for managing the SEND provision.

Mr James Savage is the school’s SENCO and Assistant Headteacher. He can be contacted at school on 0151 427 4360 or via email at Mr Savage aims to have all emails and telephone calls responded to within 24 hours Monday – Friday during term time.

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 Mr Savage.

The designated governor for SEND is Mrs Dora Fletcher. Mrs Fletcher and Mr Savage meet termly to:

  • discuss developments in the school’s SEND provision,
  • discuss progress of children on the SEND register ,
  • provide an opportunity for Mrs Fletcher to challenge Mr Savage on the quality of the provision and suggest improvements.

Any concerns or complaints relating to the provision of SEND should in the first instance be made to Mr Savage, SENCO. If the matter cannot be resolved then further representation should be made to the Head Teacher. We have a Complaints Procedure which is available from the school office upon request or on our Policies page.

To view Liverpool’s Local Offer, which provides details of SEND support services, click here.

IPSEA is an independent parental educational specialist which can offer information, advice and training for parents of children with special educational needs. For more information, click here.

SEND Curriculum Statement


At Banks Road Primary School, we believe that all children are entitled to receive a high-quality of education regardless of their needs or disabilities. We believe that it is vital that our children are equipped with the tools needed to become independent learners, both inside and outside of the classroom. All children and young people should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes, and become confident, able to communicate their own views and ready to make a successful into secondary school and then adulthood.

Through our first-quality teaching, planning and provision we:

  • Ensure that needs are identified as early as possible and support is put into place
  • Ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriately differentiated to enable children to succeed
  • Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the needs of all pupils
  • Develop children’s independence
  • Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND
  • Work closely with parents and carers
  • Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to ensure that there is a collaborative approach to support children with SEND.


At Banks Road Primary School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Our provision is enhanced by the collaboration of teachers, senior leaders, the SENCO, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly the child.

Pupils with SEND will:

  • Be included in all aspects of the school day
  • Be provided with first quality teaching, adapted to meet their needs
  • Be respected and acknowledged

Pupils with SEND may:

  • Have specific 1:1 or group support to support them accessing different areas of the curriculum
  • Have interventions outside of the classroom, such as WellComm
  • Take part in social, emotional and mental health interventions such as those with the school’s Pastoral Support Worker
  • Receive additional support from a OSSME Practitioner
  • Work alongside outside agencies such as the Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Support Team, Seedlings and OSSME


As a result of the provision above, children at Banks Road Primary School will:

  • Feel safe, secure and cared for
  • Show confidence and resilience in the classroom
  • Demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities
  • Make progress from their starting points
  • Develop independence and skills to support them throughout life
  • Work collaboratively with their peers on a shared task

Our free communication app allows us to provide parents with instant access to our important messages and up to date school information.

Please contact the school office if you have not received your personal invite.

Please follow Mr. Savage, our SENCO, on Twitter for regular updates and information

Tel: 0151 427 4360 | Email: | Office Manager: Mrs N McGee
Twitter: @BanksRoadSch | Headteacher: Mrs L Gibson

Banks Road, Garston, Liverpool, L19 8JZ