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Special Education Needs/Disabilities (SEND)
At Maricourt we welcome all pupils into our Christian Catholic school community. We are a fully inclusive school in all we do, our philosophy and actions are rooted in our school mission statement:

'Maricourt seeks to provide and sustain a living Catholic Community which is rooted in Christian Values and where growth and knowledge, respect, love and fellowship are shared by all'

We respect and uphold our central belief that all pupils are uniquely made in God's own image for a specific role in this world. It is entrusted to all the staff of Maricourt to ensure that all pupils realise their full potential and develop as confident individuals.

Statutory Information

SEND Offer    SEND Additional Information

SEND Remote learning offer 2021

Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan
(Information about how equipment and facilities to support children and young people with special educational needs will be secured.)

Access Arrangements for Examinations

Sefton's Local Offer for SEND

Legislative Compliance

Employability Workshops

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

Enhanced transition 2020 for students with SEND

Transition Newsletter

Social Distancing at School

Year 6 Transition Worries

Year 6 Worry Pack

Parent Introduction to SEND


SEND support from external agencies Jan 2021

Social communication team at Sefton

Additional support for families Jan 2021

Parent Support for Covid Home Learning

Our Amazing Students

Home Learning Checklist

Flyer Parent All Dates Sessions

SEND Toolkit for parents (to help during lock down)

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about Covid-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children

Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)


We are very pleased to confirm that Maricourt has been awarded the SEND Inclusion Award.

SEF You said We did 2018-19Download
The Award ProcessDownload
SENDIA Letter to parentsDownload
SENDIA - Self Evaluation SummaryDownload

Types of SEND

In accordance with recent changes in legislation:

'A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.'

Code of Practice 2014.

Pupils with SEND are now identified in one or more of the following four categories:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Social mental or emotional health
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Sensory and / or physical

Support Services

Our SENDCo is Mrs Joanne Cowans - contact email: cowansj@maricourt.net

Sefton Support Services Contact
(If you live outside Sefton please contact your local authority's SEND team.)

Disabled Children Leaflet

SEND Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions

SEND Newletters

Spring 2021 SEND NewsletterDownload
Autumn 2019 SEND NewsletterDownload
Summer 2019 SEND NewsletterDownload
Spring 2019 SEND NewsletterDownload
Autumn 2018 SEND NewsletterDownload

Autism and Social Communication Difficulties Resources

National Autistic Society Leaflet

The Isabella Trust

Accommodations for Students with Autism

Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism

Autism Resource Center

Creating an Autism Friendly Home

Autism Support Network Resources

Planning a Move with Autism

30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

Autism and Travel

ADHD resources


Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties Support

Maricourt aims to offer pupils with SEND the best possible provision, guidance and support so that the impact of any learning difficulties are minimised. The school has a team of dedicated staff working with our youngsters to provide this.
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Hall Lane
L31 3DZ
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