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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 currently working remotely from home. You can contact the team on 0151 666 4377 or email [email protected]

For further information:

  • For parents/carers the school’s SENCO, or manager of a setting, is usually the first point of contact about SEN.
  •  Wirral SEND Partnership – Impartial and confidential information,  advice and support  are available for parents/carers and young people  about SEN. Tel: 0151 522 7990 OPTION 2 or email: [email protected]

SEN Team Contact Details


Contact Us

  • PO Box 290, Brighton Street, Wallasey CH27 9FQ
  • 0151 666 4377
  • [email protected]
  • Anna Dollard
  • SEND Managers

Special Education Need & Disability

Social Communication

Physical Difficulties

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Speech and Language

Hearing Impairment/Deafness

Visual Impairment

Learning Disabilities

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

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