All students who attend Alt Bridge School have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which outlines their individual planned outcomes. The EHCPs are reviewed annually and school coordinate this process.
Our meetings are organised and run through a person-centred approach whereby we consider what is working for a young person, what may not be working, what a student’s needs are, any difficulties they may be experiencing and how we can help. The involvement of parents/carers, staff who know the individual best and the young person themselves is key to gathering information. This information then informs our provisions, unique offer of support and shorter term targets moving forward.
The views of subject teachers contribute to our annual review process through their assessments in relation to how students have demonstrated progresses towards their outcomes within lessons. This provides a detailed overview of how students are responding across the curriculum.
All students in school have a student profile which outlines their needs in relation to self-regulation. The student profiles have been created by mapping them to our Zones of Regulation approach so we can fully understand what will help students to learn. Any example of a student profile is below;
We ask parents/carers to contribute suggestions and information to the profiles and the majority of information is provided by the young person themselves. It is important that they feel that this document reflects their needs and what helps. This is then shared with staff working with the student.
We are in the process of updating our profiles to include more information about triggers in each of the zones which will help staff to avoid situations that may trigger yellow or red zone feelings.
Each student has a form teacher who is responsible for holding and chairing annual review meetings.
Our EHCP clerk Mrs Silker organises all the paperwork associated with EHCPs and ensures that we meet key deadlines for the submission of review paperwork to the Local Authority SEND team.
Outside agencies who may be working with the student may be invited to the annual review. We inform health and social care representatives of our review dates. Adult social care services are also invited to year 9 reviews to support with the eventual transition to adult services from year 10.
Knowsley SEND team
We work closely with the Knowlsey SEND team who can be contacted by calling 0151 443 5145. There are a team of SEND officer who oversee EHCPs and school placements within special schools. There are different SEND officers for each of the school year groups.
The SEND link officers for our school from the Local Authority are;
Year 7 – Jess Singleton
Year 8 – Jess Singleton
Year 9 – Mark Hardwick
Year 10 – Mark Hardwick
Year 11 – Phil Hogan
Post-16 – Phil Hogan
All of the above officers can be contacted on the SEND team phone number.
Support for parents/carers
Our staff are always happy to support our parents and carers with any queries in relation to the ECHP annual review process. If parents/carers need further support in relation to the EHCP process or are considering a change of placement, then Liverpool and Knowsley SENDIASS can provide more help.
Contact Liverpool & Knowsley SENDIASS on 0800 012 9066.