The Academy of St Nicholas is fully committed to being an inclusive school.

The Academy operates a graduated approach to the identification of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability. Subject teachers will use a four-step model; Assess, Plan, Do, Review, taking into account the views of the student and their parents. Evidence of individual performance based on learning outcomes will lead to intervention being put in place. We regularly liaise with students and their parents to decide on appropriate provision. This provision could be provided by school staff or from an external agency.

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. Our aim is to ensure that all of our students achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.

Our Learning Support Team includes SLT, Subject Teachers, Pastoral Team, Learning Support Coordinators and Learning Support Assistants.

 SEND at The Academy of St Nicholas

Deputy Headteacher and SENCO: Miss Siobhan Riley – Contact email address

SEND Governor: Vacant

Learning Support Coordinators:  Ms Dawn Bibbey and Miss Olivia Hughes

Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Ellie Smith
Miss Anne Boothroyd
Mrs Eileen Evans
Mr Neil Jamieson
Miss Suzanne Grice
Mr Anthony Burns

 A copy of our School Offer 2023-24 for SEN is available to download HERE
Our SEN information Report is available to download
You can download our SEND policy
The Accessibility Plan is
Equality Information and Objectives

 SEND Local Offer

Liverpool’s local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) their parents or carers – all in one place. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and control over what support is right for you or your child. On the local offer website you can: Search for services from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. Find out more about SEND reforms and keep up to date with the scope of the local offer as it develops and grows.

 If you require any more information about our SEND provision you can contact our SEND team by emailing