Learning Support at Calday is provided for students with additional educational needs so that they can take a full part in school life and fulfil their potential as successful, independent learners. Many aspects of a student’s school life, whilst not fitting the definition of Special Educational Needs, clearly constitute individual needs from that particular student’s point of view.

A given set of circumstances may mean that a student needs additional emotional, academic, medical, social or behavioural support to deal with specific problems over a period of time.

Student Support

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) offers guidance an expertise to students and their parents who have individual or health care needs.

The SEN support teacher provides one to one support for students with individual needs. She is a dyslexia specialist teacher and tests for examination access arrangements.

School Counsellor is available for self-referral from students or referral from staff or from parents. The Counsellor works in confidence with any students who need emotional support and often this work will enable access to other support as part of an on-going process.

Learning Support Assistants provide support for specific students who require one to one support.

Student Services

  • Smoking cessation support
  • 1:1 student support – both in and out of lessons
  • Study/Revision support sessions for students in Year 11
  • Handwriting Group for students with handwriting difficulties, in A1 during Form Period
  • Reading 1:1 – Sixth Form students support Year 7 students in E Block during Form Period
  • Reading Comprehension Group for Year 7 students
  • Spelling Group for Year 7 students
  •  ‘Units of Sound’ a reading recovery programme for students in Years 8, 9 and10
  • Games Club – in E Block every lunchtime for Year 7 and 8 students.
  • Homework Club  in E Block Wednesday lunchtimes for Year 9 students
  • Peer Mentoring scheme

Wirral Local Offer

As part of the Government Green paper (Support and Aspiration) The government has outlined a new approach to special educational needs and disability. As part of this initiative the government requires all local authorities in England to set out a Local Offer.

The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available to them in their area and how to access them.

School Offer

The range of services, support and expertise that a school can offer students with special educational needs and disabilities is called ‘The School Offer’. Whilst students who attend Calday Grange Grammar School have achieved the required standard for a grammar school  education and our curriculum matches the needs of all out students, we also support students with a range of individual needs in a variety of ways. Below is a list of what the school has to offer young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Please contact Mrs Vicki Storey, Director of Student Services and SENCO if you require further information.

  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Learning Mentors
  • Testing for exam access arrangements
  • ‘Units of Sound’, reading/spelling recovery programme
  • Dyslexia specialist teacher support
  • One to one support
  • Reading and spelling support groups
  • Supervised lunchtime games club for vulnerable students
  • Peer Mentoring
  • School Counsellor
  • Handwriting support group
  • HSIS youth worker support
  • Brook drop in clinic
  • School nurse drop in
  • Mental Health
  • First Aid
  • Anger management support
  • Youth Connect 5 parents courses
  • One to one anger management support with Barnados

At Calday Grange Grammar School we also work with the following outside agencies:

  • School Nurse Service
  • Education Psychology Service
  • Medical and Physical Impairment Team
  • Vision and Hearing Support Service
  • Paediatricians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Educational Welfare Officer
  • Social Services
  • Local Authority EHCP Team
  • Wirral Autistic Society
  • Wired/Parent Partnership
  • Child and Family Support Service
  • Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS)
  • Special Educational Needs Assessment Advice Team (SENAAT)
  • Local Community Police Officers
  • Local Authority Safeguarding Unit – Integrated Front Door
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)
  • Barnados Drugs Education
  • Barnados Anger Management
  • ASC Specialist Teachers
  • ADHD Foundation (MAD)

SEND Conditions

Parents often ask us about different conditions, how they can support their child and how we help them at school. The information sheets below describe a range of conditions.  If a parent is concerned that their child may have one of the conditions mentioned they should contact the SENCO Mrs V Storey

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