Wirral Special Educational Needs Team
Children and young people with additional educational needs or disability.
The SEN team is part of the Children and Young People’s Department, SEN Section. It manages Education Health and Care assessment processes and admissions to special schools.
The SEN Team comprises of a team of a Strategic Commissioner, an SEN Manager, Education, Health and Care Plan Co-ordinators who are supported by an SEN Administration Support.
EHCP Co-ordinators are allocated to a cluster of schools or settings and work closely with schools, colleges, parents, young people and partners. The team’s primary role is to manage the transfer of statements to EHCPs and co-ordinate initial assessments.
Wirral is committed to:
- Promoting high standards of education for children and young people with SEN
- Focusing on preventative work to ensure that needs are identified as quickly as possible and that early action is taken to meet those needs
- Developing approaches that embed co-operative multi-disciplinary working between all agencies.
At any one time up to 20% of children and young people may, for whatever reason, have a special educational need. This means the child or young person has significantly greater difficulty learning than the majority of children and young people of the same age.
Nearly all of these needs can be met in mainstream schools, and the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is responsible for coordinating the school’s response to special educational needs.
A very small percentage of pupils, around 2%, have their needs met in special schools or in mainstream schools with specialised resources or support. From the 1st September 2014, these pupils will have Education, Health and Care Plans.
The SEN team is based at Cheshire Lines Building 6 Canning St, Birkenhead CH41 1ND, United Kingdom Tel: 0151 666 4224
For further information:
- For parents/carers the school’s SENCO, or manager of a setting, is usually the first point of contact about SEN.
- Independent information, support and advice are available for parents/carers about SEN through a Parent Partnership Service. This service is run by Wirral SEND Partnership). Tel: 0844 880 1500
- PO Box 290, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH27 9FQ
- 0151 666 4377
- [email protected]
- Ben Blake & Victoria Whitton
- SEND Managers
Special Education Need & Disability
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Speech and Language
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Facilities and Accessibility
About this Listing
Funding Status: Council Service
Method of Referral: Self referral, via school or via health professional
School Hours: 09.00-17.00 Mon - Fri
Eligibility: 0-25 SEND
Cost: No cost
Parking/Travel Information: No info given. Please contact the service provider.
Co-designed school: Yes
How does somebody raise a concern about the school?: Using the Wirral Council Complaints Procedure