SEN & Behaviour

Jan Lee

Currently Head of Outreach at Knowsley Central School. Areas of expertise are SEN and behaviour. Has been instrumental in the development of the Knowsley Behaviour Strategy.

Can support schools to review and develop their SEND policy and practice. this could be at a strategic level or working with staff at an operational level to develop skills and knowledge.

Has recently carried out an SEND audit in a primary school. This involved reviewing the school’s SEN policy and SEN Information Report alongside other SEN and progress documentation. Also carried out interviews with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and SENCo. The resulting audit report included clear recommendations to improve and develop SEND practice in the school.

Virginia Johnson

Currently a lead specialist teacher on the Learning Support Team. Her area of expertise is SEND.

Can provide support for SENCo, SEND assessment e.g. SPLD, SEND staff training, SPLD specialist teaching, Team Teach training.

Has carried out SEND staff training e.g. Receptive Language and Vocabulary through whole school INSET. Analysis of SEND register, SEND data analysis, EHCP application support, SEND assessment/observations e.g. SPLD alongside small group specialist teaching.

Sarah Catt

Currently Y5 class teacher, SEN Coordinator, History Lead, Geography Lead. Area of expertise is SEN.

Can provide support for teaching & learning and SEN.

Has supported 4 rounds of school to school support working with 2 schools which has included support for Y3 and Y4 teachers with teaching & learning and support for a SENCo.

Lesley Leppard 

Currently a lead practitioner and member of the SLT. Areas of expertise include Gifted & Talented, Music, EHA and SEND.

Can provide support for G&T and subject mastery in English and maths. Music subject leadership, EHA/SEND/inclusion and NQT mentoring.

Has supported middle leaders from other schools in providing training for G&T. Has also led training and supported leaders on aspects of performing arts and teaching & learning. Has previously been an AST in Knowsley and carried out pieces of research  which have translated into practical work in the classroom leading to raised standards.