At Northway we are an extremely inclusive school. We adapt our teaching as much as possible to the individuals we teach to remove any barriers that our learners may face. By doing this we ensure that we are giving quality first teaching. However for some children this is not enough.


A child or young person has a special educational need (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:


  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or;

  • Have a disability, which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools, or post 16 institutions


A child under compulsory school age has a special educational need if they fall within either definition above or would do so if educational provision was not made for them. 

(Code of Practice - January 2015)


 Mrs Sumner - SENDCo                                                   

Mrs Sumner is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) whose role is to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils with a special educational need. She is also an excellent point of contact for the families of pupils with SEND as she is able to offer advice and support when needed. To arrange an appointment with Mrs Sumner, please contact the school office on 0151 526 2565. 


To learn more about what Northway offers to its pupils with a special educational need please take a look at our SEND Policy and Information Report below. Our Accessibility Plan can be found on our 'Policies' page under the 'Key Information' menu tab. 

Also, you can find out what Sefton Local Authority offer pupils with SEND by clicking on the following link https://www.seftondirectory.com/kb5/sefton/directory/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0   


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Northway Community Primary School
Dodds Lane,
Merseyside L31 9AA
Main Contact: Mrs C Booth
SEN Contact: Mrs L Sumner