SEND Student Support Department
The Belvedere Academy’s Student Support Department is dedicated to ensuring that whole-school inclusive practices are adopted by all staff to achieve a fully inclusive culture. The academy creates an environment of high expectations and aspirations for all of our pupils and encourages all to achieve their full potential.
We pride ourselves in recognising and responding to the diversity of pupils’ needs, a solution-focused attitude and an excellent partnership with pupils, parents/carers, staff and outside agencies. SEND is everybody’s concern at the Belvedere Academy. All teaching staff are committed to providing an ambitious and aspirational learning experience to all of our pupils, including those with SEND and Pupil Premium. Our teaching staff are well-trained and confident in catering for all pupils across the ability range.
The Student Support Department supports our pupils by offering both in-class support and specialist withdrawal to support literacy and numeracy. We also contribute to the academy’s enrichment programme by running clubs that enhance the wellbeing and the learning of pupils.
The emotional well-being of pupils is vital not only for their academic achievements, but also so that they can flourish personally. The team consists of two fully qualified counsellors (p/t) and we offer support through wellbeing practitioners from CAMHS/YPAS on site.
We also recognise that at times families may need additional support for a range of needs so we fund an external support service entitled “Schools Family Support”. We have a dedicated family worker that offers excellent advice and guidance to families on a personalised short term basis.
Mrs J. Marshall – Senior Assistant Vice Principal, Head of Student Support
Ms K. Thelen – SENCO and Deputy Student Support Manager
Mrs N. Magee - SENCO
Mrs E. Gillies - Teaching Assistant
Miss E. Luong - Teaching Assistant
Miss J. O'Connell - Teaching Assistant
Mrs C. Currie - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Maths
Mrs J. Lawson - SEND Learning Support Assistant
Mrs S. Ayers - School Counsellor (p/t)
Ms K. McGrath - School Counsellor (p/t)
You can find both, our SEND Policy and our SEND Information Report at the bottom of this page.
You can find other information about the department in Liverpool’s Local Offer https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/localoffer.
General government guidelines can be accessed here: SEND: guide for parents and carers https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
If you have any further enquiries relating to the Inclusion department, please contact:
Mrs. Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ms. Thelen or Mrs N. Magee at email@example.com
Tel: 0151 727 1284
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