The team is comprised of specialist teachers who are employed by Knowsley Central School and offer consultancy to mainstream staff and specialist teaching to mainstream pupils in their own schools. We work creatively and flexibly in supporting and challenging schools to promote the inclusion of all children and young people.
The Learning Support team work with schools in a coordinated way alongside other external agencies, including Special Educational Needs &/or Disability, Advice, Information and Support (SENDIASS), the Educational Psychologist Service, Inclusion Support Workers, Speech and Language Therapy etc. to enable schools to meet the increasingly diverse needs of their pupils.
For further details of the activities our specialist teaching staff can offer in mainstream schools, please read the Learning Support Schedule 2020-21.
Schools within Knowsley are able to become a Centre of Excellence for Dyslexia. To find out more about the benefits for schools and the process involved, please click on the link.
The service we offer to schools is highly valued as the below quotes from our annual quality assurance questionnaire demonstrate.
“I have been delighted with our Specialist Support Teacher. She has supported our school brilliantly and during our recent OFSTED inspection, she was an invaluable member of our team.”
“Thank you for the excellent support. We know we can always pick up the phone.”
For any further information please contact Virginia Johnson, Lead Specialist Teacher, at Knowsley Central School or feel free to look at our Policy for the Provision for Children with Specific Literacy Difficulties.