SEND Provision

Provision for students with SEND

Provision for students with SEND

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is fully committed to being an inclusive school. The academy operates a graduated approach to the identification of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Subject teachers will use a four step model;





taking into account the views of the student and their parents. Evidence of individual performance based on learning outcomes will lead to intervention being put in place. We regularly liaise with students and their parents to decide on appropriate provision. This provision could be provided by school staff or from an external agency.

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. Our aim is to ensure that all of our students achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. Our Learning Support Team includes The Trust Director of SEN, Leader of Learning Support, Teachers, Directors of Progress, Heads of Year and Learning Support Assistants.


SEND at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Trust Director of SEND: Miss Siobhan Riley rileys@asfaonline.org

Leader of Learning Support: Mrs Tara Welsh welsht@asfaonline.org

Small Learning Community Teacher: Mrs Laura Riley

SEND Governor: Miss Julie Scott


Learning Support Assistants:

Behaviour Support Coordinator: Mrs Louise Mitchell

Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Coordinator: Mrs Dawn Wright

Language Acquisition Coordinator: Mrs Amanda Gamble

Miss Anne-Marie Dunne

Mrs Mireille McDonough

Mr Eddie O’Hagan

Mrs Julie Reid

Miss Lynda Scott

Mrs Felicity Doran


A copy of our School Offer 2017-18 for SEN is available to download HERE

Our SEN information Report for 2017-18 is available to download HERE

You can download our SEND policy HERE - our Accessibility Plan HERE

and our Equality Information and Objectives HERE

SEND Local Offer

Liverpool’s local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) their parents or carers – all in one place. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and control over what support is right for you or your child. On the local offer website you can:

Search for services from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.

Find out more about SEND reforms and keep up to date with the scope of the local offer as it develops and grows.


CLICK HERE to visit their website

If you require any more information about our SEND provision you can contact our Trust Director of SEN and SENCO, Miss Siobhan Riley by emailing  rileys@asfaonline.org or calling 0151 260 7600.

Connect with us

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Gardners Drive


L6 7UR

Tel: 0151 260 7600

Email: info@asfaonline.org

How to find us



Assessment Week Feb 2018

Academy re-opens Today

All students to be in for 8.40AM

Monday 19th Feb 2018