Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670




At Holy Spirit, each child is special and it is our mission to provide the highest quality of education for every child entrusted to our care. Your child’s overall well-being is paramount and at the centre of all we do. We have two dedicated SENCOs in school who oversee the bespoke provision for all of our SEND pupils. All of our children in Holy Spirit receive quality first teaching, this means that a range of teaching and learning styles and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs. We have a Rainforest Nurture camp which some of our SEND pupils access each morning. 


Our SENCOs are Mrs Bethan Bretherton(EYFS and KS1) and Mrs Nichola Lamble (KS2).

At Holy Spirit, we are committed to:

  • To create an ethos and educational environment that is child centered and has the views and needs of the child at its heart along with their families/carers.  
  • To encourage a strong focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children with SEND which will enable them to succeed in their education at Holy Spirit.  
  • To reflect the New Code of Practice (updated in 2015) in stating that teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff. (p86, para 6.33). Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with special educational needs or disabilities.  
  • To fully adopt the graduated approach to ensure that all pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are identified early, assessed and catered for within the school with high expectations for the best possible progress.  
  • To work within a ‘person centered approach’ fostering and promoting effective collaboration with children, parents/carers and outside agencies.  
  • To encourage and engage the participation of children and parents in the decision making, planning and reviewing of outcomes with regard to their provision.  
  • To clearly identify the roles and responsibilities of school staff, the SENCo (Miss Sinead Walsh) and the SEND Governor (Mr Justin McAuley), in providing an appropriate education for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • To be proactive in enabling full access for pupils with SEND to all manageable aspects of the school curriculum and wider school life activities, thus developing positive self-esteem with a long term goal of independence.

Mrs Bethan Bretherton is our EYFS lead and SENCo for EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Mrs Nichola Lamble is our Assistant Head and SENCo for Key Stage 2.

If you wish to arrange a meeting with Mrs Lamble or Mrs Bretherton please telephone the school office on 01744678670.

Useful information to support with your child with SEND. 

Our SEND information report 2022-2023

Holy Spirit SEND policy 

Our Local Offer

St Helens Local Offer

St. Helens Council accessibility strategy for disabled pupils

ADDvanced solutions website - support for families with children and families with Neurodevelopmental conditions

St Helens IASS (Information, Advice and Support)