Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

An Open Letter

Vicky Ford MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and those who support them.  Please click here to read.


Wirral Local Authority SEND Survey

Wirral Local Authority and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group have agreed with Ofsted and CQC area to receive a SEND interim visit.  The purpose of the visit is to support Wirral to understand the impact of the pandemic on children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. 

As part of this visit Ofsted are carrying out a survey about your experiences and views as parents/carers of children with SEND or as a young person aged 16-25 with SEND during the current pandemic.

We would like to invite you and/or your young person if they are aged 16-25 to complete the surveys so Ofsted can hear directly from you about your experiences of the pandemic.

The survey is online and will take approximately 15 minutes.  The results are confidential and all information is returned directly to Ofsted.

If you wish to complete the survey please click on the relevant link below:

For parents/carers of children and young people with SENDwww.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Parents_and_Carers_Area_Two/

For children and young people with SEND aged 16 – 25www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Young_People_with_SEND_Area_Two/

The surveys can also be accessed via Wirral’s SEND Local Offer website which supports and signposts Wirral families with children and young people with additional needs across the age range of 0-25 to the information relating to Health, Education & Social Care. https://localofferwirral.org/


Wirral SEND Services Update

As a result of the day-to-day changes taking place due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19), Wirral Council and Local Offer Wirral have put together a SEND Snapshot to keep parents/carers informed of changes to services and the help and support available. Click below to read the latest SEND update:

SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (Edition 5)

SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (Edition 4)

SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (Edition 3)

SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (Edition 2)

SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (Edition 1)


Online Training

‘The Big Transitions for Autistic and SEND Pupils after Lockdown’ – A free online course for parents/carers to provide practical help, advice and resources to help prepare Autistic and SEND children for the big transitions as lockdown begins to ease. Click here to register.


Weatherhead’s SEND Team

Weatherhead’s SEND Team provides personalised support for students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and strives to meet every student’s individual needs. We work closely with students, their parents/carers and external agencies to ensure students are actively supported and included in decision-making, so they can ultimately achieve their ambitions and the best possible educational outcomes.

This page is here to guide students and their parents/carers to key information, advice, help and support.


Meet the Team

Our SEND team is based in the school’s dedicated SEND hub in room E107. The hub comprises of student workstations, a formal meeting space with table and chairs and an informal seating area with sofas and beanbags.

Mr Graham is Director of SEND

Miss Brennan is Assistant SENCO

  • Mrs Slater, Child Looked After Administrator.
  • Mrs James, SEND Administrator.

Click here to contact a member of the team.

Local Offer Wirral

Information about the support available locally.

SEND Code of Practice

Statutory guidance for organisations working with and supporting children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

SEND Policy

Sets out how Weatherhead supports and makes provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEND). Explain the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in providing for pupils with SEND. 

School SEND Report

The school’s provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities. 

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families and agencies to improve emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management.
Autism Together is a specialist charity supporting people with autism.
The British Dyslexia Association offers dyslexia information, advice and services.
Young Minds provides a beginner’s guide to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) an NHS service that assesses and treats young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
The Council for Disabled Children bring together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.
The Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across England get the appropriate education, training and support which they are entitled to under the law.
Local Offer Wirral provides information for the parents and carers of children and young people and information and services for young people between the ages of 16 – 25.
The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of parent carer forums.
PALS is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service, an accessible, confidential, free service that supports people by listening to their views and concerns.
Special Needs Jungle is parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with special educational needs, disability, health conditions or rare diseases.

Contact the SEND Team

Director of SEND:
Mr Graham

Assistant SENCO:
Miss Brennan

Child Looked After Administrator:
Mrs Slater

SEND Administrator:
Mrs James

Higher Level Teaching Assistants:
Mrs Duffy, Dyslexia & Literacy Support
Mrs Daly, Learning Zone

0151 631 4400 x263