At St Cleopas we celebrate diversity. Our children have many different strengths and skills and we aim to identify, promote and develop all of them.

During their lives, children may have additional needs, be it to do with their learning, emotions, physical health or mental health; our aim is to identify these needs and support them as best as possible.

At St Cleopas we follow the Graduated Approach to supporting Special Needs: identifying the need, planning how to support it, putting this plan into practice and finally reviewing it. This cycle will continue until it is felt that there is no longer a need. We include both the parents and the children in this plan; parents are invited to meet with the SENCo at least once each term, as we believe it is essential that everybody works together to provide the best support for the child.

In addressing the child’s needs we follow the 3 Wave approach.

  • Wave 1: ensuring that all children’s needs are considered through Quality First Teaching with the effective inclusion of all pupils in high-quality everyday personalised teaching.
  • Wave 2: implementing targeted catch up, which may be provided through carefully differentiated work, a teaching assistant giving extra support individually or through small groups, etc.
  • Wave 3: A deeper intervention offering a more personalised solution, which may include seeking advice/support from external agencies.

By carefully addressing individual needs we aim to ensure that all children at our school will be given every opportunity to achieve their true potential.

We strive to develop the whole child: mind, body, and soul!

SENCo: Ms Rufus
SEN Governor: Mrs Dot Williams

Should you have any concerns which you would like to discuss with the SENCo, please feel free to book an appointment at the office or
Telephone: 0151 727 1725.
Email: or call 0151 2525862 to join up or for more information

You can bring a friend or sibling along to activities

What is SCORE?

Fun, free after school
activities: yoga, music, dance
football & games in venues
across Liverpool.

Rewards & free days out!
Alton Towers, bowling,
football zorbing,
trampolining, cinema
& more.


Join our SCORE project
(Set goals, Commit, Optimise asthma control, Reinforce an active lifestyle, Enable to achieve)

Patient Quotes

“It’s a very good place to go,
“I’d give it a 10/10”
you make friends ”
“it’s very fun to go ”


Parenting can be a very difficult job and we all need support at some point.  On this page there are some groups and societies that can offer support and advice when needed, just click on the link.

National Autistic Society
Advice for parents of children with Autism

British Dyslexia Association
Advice for supporting children with Dyslexia or Dyslexic tendencies

Dyspraxia Foundation
Support and advice for parents of children with Dyspraxia

ADHD Foundation
Support and advice on ADHD

Parent Support group

The Isabella Trust
Support group for parents of children with ASD

Addvanced Solutions
Support for parents of children with Neurodevelopmental conditions.


Things to do with your children

Things to do with your children

Lots of places offer special sessions for children with disabilities.

The Odeon Cinema – Autism Friendly Showings

Air Unlimited
Autism-friendly sessions

The Yellow Sub
Disability sessions

The Tate Gallery – Liverpool
The Tate offer a number of facilities to enable children with disabilities to enjoy their visit. See web link for further information.

Can I join?

Yes if you have asthma
& aged 6-16 years old.

Support & guidance 
from highly
specialist Alder Hey

Access to weekend
holiday camps.