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; Assess, Plan, Do, Review, 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 our SLT link for SEND, SENCO,  Teachers, Heads of Year and Learning Support Assistants.

SEND at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

SLT Links: 

Mrs Teresa Bleasdale 

Mrs Clare Onslow 

Learning Support Assistants:

Mr Eddie O’Hagan

Miss Lynda Scott

Mrs Felicity Doran

Miss Sophie Watters

Mr Alan Christopher

Mr Paul Birchall

Mrs L Riley


Mrs D Defferd

Learning Support Coordinator

Mrs A Gamble

Language Acquisition Coordinator

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

Academy SEND Offer 2023/24 HERE


Accessibility Policy HERE

Special Educational Needs Information Report 2023/24 HERE

If you require any more information about our SEND provision you can contact our SENCOs by emailing Laura Riley (SENCO) on 0151 230 2570.