Willow Tree Primary School

  1. Parent Information
  2. SEND
  3. Information


SEND Coordinator: Leanne Mills

Contact: 01744 678730 (via school office)

Email: via willowtree@sthelens.org.uk (mark for the attention of Leanne Mills)


Welcome to the SEND area of the Willow Tree website.

At Willow Tree Primary School pupils who require extra support or intervention, in addition to quality first teaching, in order to make progress towards their individual targets are identified as having Special Educational Needs. 

Some pupils may require a short term intervention in one or more identified areas. Others may have a long term difficulty or more complex needs that require on-going additional support. Some needs may have already been identified before a pupil attends the school, however for some pupils their SEN may become apparent later on as they move through the school.

Below you will find our whole school provision outline. This will give you some information about how we cater for the range of needs within our school. This will always start with quality first teaching delivered by the class teacher. Individual and small group support and adaptations to provision, resources, curriculum and timetables are implemented in order to enable every child to achieve their full potential.

Below this there are links available to our SEND Information Report and our Accessibility Plan. There is also a link for the St Helens Local Authority offer.

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the provision made in school for children with additional needs please email me or call the office to arrange a meeting.

Kind Regards

Mrs Leanne Mills

 Autumn Term 2021 Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Yr 6 Transition Parent Sessions 2021-2022 Flyer.docxDownload
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Look out for more details coming soon!

Our Graduated Response

Policies and Information 

 Accessibility Plan.pdfDownload
 Indentification Flowchart pdf.pdfDownload
 SEND COVID Information.docxDownload
 SEND Four Areas of Learning.pdfDownload
 SEND Information Report 2020 2021.docDownload
 SEND Policy.pdfDownload
 Waves Assess, Plan, Do, Review.pdfDownload
 Whole School Provision Map in Waves.pdfDownload
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Parent Support

 Parent Carer letter October half term SEND Short Breaks.pdfDownload
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ADDvanced Solutions

ADDvance Solutions are a community network of professionals from across education, health and social care, CJS and community development who bring genuine insight to the design, development and delivery of services from supporting their own families living with Neurodevelopmental conditions. For more information please click on the link below.

ADDvanced Solutions  

St Helens Information and Advice Support Services (IASS)

St Helens IASS is a statutory service providing information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The service is offered to children and young people with SEND, and their parents/carers. 

St Helens IASS provides free, confidential, impartial advice and helps parents play an active and informed role in their child’s education. The clip below provides some information about what services they provide. 

You can access more information about IASS by clicking on the link below. 

Information and Advice Support Service

St Helens Local Offer

The Local Offer is a requirement of the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and is easy to understand information that will set out what is services are available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.

The St. Helens Local Offer provides parents and carers with the information about how to access services in their local area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it will let parents and carers of young people know how schools and colleges will support them and what they can expect across the local setting. The information is easy to understand and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 

St Helens Local Offer

Parenting Courses and Support

Parents can often feel overwhelmed by the demands of parenthood and welcome the opportunity to meet with other parents, discuss common parenting issues and build on skills they already have.

The NSPCC and Triple P Positive Parenting Course offers parents the opportunity to speak with other parents and share experiences. 

 NSPCC Positive Parenting.pdfDownload
 St Helens Information Advice and Support Service (IASS).pdfDownload
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School Nurse 

The School Nursing Service is available to all children and young people aged five to 19 who live in St Helens. They offer advice and support on anything to do with to your child's physical and emotional health, including their sexual health. You can talk to them about health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies or other concerns like bullying, keeping a healthy weight or emotional worries. 

Click on the link below to access the School Nurse service.

St Helens Nursing Team

St Helens Carers Centre

Do you have a child who helps to care for you or another family member? This can include helping out around the house, shopping, personal care, helping with medication, providing emotional support. 

Young Carers who are registered with the St Helens Carers Centre could receive additional support.

If you would like to discuss what support might be out there, or would like to let us know about a Young Carer in your family please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Mills at school. 

Alternatively you could contact the St Helens Carers Centre direct:

Ann-Marie Leather

Young Carers School Involvement Officer

St Helens Young Carers Centre

Tel: 01744 677279

or click on the link below:

St Helens Carers Centre