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

KS3 SENCO: Mrs Laura Riley

KS4 SENCO: Mrs Sue Warrior

SEND Governor: Miss Julie Scott

Learning Support:

Learning Support Coordinator: Mrs Dawn Defferd

Language Acquisition Coordinator: Mrs Amanda Gamble

Learning Support Assistants:

Mr Eddie O’Hagan

Mrs Julie Reid

Miss Lynda Scott

Mrs Felicity Doran

Mr Sean Stevens


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 SENCOs by emailing Laura Riley (KS3 SENCO)  or Sue Warrior (KS4 SENCO) calling them on 0151 230 2570.

Year 11 Booster Information

Year 11 Boosters start on Monday 13th November. Please click the link below for the full timetable of session.

Year 11 Booster Timetable