our school

School Day

                      Time of Arrival          Time of Departure

                                               

  Buses              9.00am                          3.00pm

  Taxis               9.05am                          3.05pm

Parents             9.15am                          3.15pm

Admissions

All pupils admitted to The Livity School have an Education, Health and Care Plan. If the Education, Health and Care Plan indicates that a placement at The Livity School might be appropriate, Lambeth SEN ask us to consider whether or not we can offer the pupil a place. All admissions are via the Lambeth SEN department. We currently have pupils from a number of other London boroughs.

All referrals are considered by our admissions panel and an initial decision will be made as to whether or not we feel The Livity School can meet the special educational needs of the pupil. Where possible the pupil and their parents/carers will be invited to visit the school during school hours as part of this process.

 

General visits for prospective pupils and their parents/carers take place throughout the school year. These are arranged by contacting the school office or by email. We welcome visits to our school, so please call our school or email: admin@thelivity.lambeth.sch.uk.

If you live in Lambeth you can contact the Special Education Needs (SEN) Service on 020 7926 9579 / 9460 / 7754 or via email: sendsupport@lambeth.gov.uk.

Please note: if your child requires Home to School Transport you will need to apply through your Local Authority as school does not arrange this. 

For Lambeth families wanting to apply for travel support, the application can be found on the Lambeth Local Offer.

Our Staff

Our staff hold a shared understanding of 'exemplary classroom practice' which gives pupils the best opportunities to make maximum individual progress.

Our staff are highly skilled and trained, working closely with therapists and other visiting professionals to provide the best outcomes for pupils. We work regularly with Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, the School Doctor and School Nurse, as well as Teachers of The Visually Impaired (Lambeth Sensory Support Service) and the Lambeth Hearing Support Service.

 

Classroom staff work closely with the Speech and Language Therapist and are trained in specialist communication methods, including: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), objects of reference, touch cues, Makaton, PECS and communication books. 

 

We also have specialist classroom staff trained in areas such as positive behaviour management (Team Teach), mindfulness and dance. On site, we have a Movement Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist as part of our school team.  

 

The school nursing service provides specialist training for staff in line with individual children’s additional health needs – for example allergies, asthma, epilepsy and gastrostomy. While the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Dysphagia) provides specialist training and information for staff supporting mealtimes for / feeding pupils with dysphagia.

You can find our school’s published financial information via the link below.

Our Governors

The Governing Body works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to oversee the strategic direction of the school. It does this by offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, and help where needed. It challenges, asks questions and seeks information to ensure that the best interests of the children at The Livity School are met. All governors work on a voluntary basis.

 

The Role and Operation of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body has 3 main areas of responsibility:

1. Help establish the strategic direction of the school, by: 

 - Developing the vision, values, and objectives for the school

 - Agreeing the school development strategy with priorities and targets

 - Meeting statutory duties

 

2. Ensuring accountability, by:

 - Appointing the Headteacher

 - Monitoring progress towards targets

 - Performance managing the Headteacher

 - Engaging with stakeholders

 - Contributing to school self-evaluation

 

3. Ensuring financial probity, by:

 - Setting the budget, including numbers of staff and their pay

 - Monitoring spending against the budget

 - Ensuring value for money is obtained

 - Ensuring risks to the school are managed

 

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established

by the Governing Body.

The Governing Board (GB) meets twice a term to discuss issues, review progress and make decisions. The minutes (including attendance) of all meetings of the

GB are available upon request.

 

Declaration of Business Interests: Governors are required to declare if they have any relevant personal and financial interests. Currently all Governors have declared that they have no interests or relationships between themselves and members of school staff. These signed documents are kept securely at school and the Register of Business Interests is updated at each full Governing Body meeting.

William Thursfield | CHAIR
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Laura Cabraal | VICE CHAIR
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Marta Mrozowska | SAFEGUARDING GOVERNOR
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Nick Black | CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
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Gemma Hunter | STAFF GOVERNOR
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Sam Battersby | STAFF GOVERNOR
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Charlotte Hawkins | PARENT GOVERNOR
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Sonya McCann | PARENT GOVERNOR
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Governor Membership 

William Thursfield
Laura Bennett

Nick Black
Marta Mrozowska
Charlotte Hawkins
Sonya McCann
Samantha Battersby
Gemma Hunter
Joanna Tarrant

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01/04/2016
12/06/2018

15/07/2021
31/03/2020
15/07/2021
15/07/2021
01/09/2018
29/01/2018
01/09/2021

       To

31/03/2022
11/06/2022

14/07/2025
01/04/2024
14/07/2025
14/07/2025
31/08/2022
28/01/2022
31/08/2025

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Appointed by GB/board
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Appointed by GB/board
Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates
Elected by parents
Elected by parents
Elected by school staff
Appointed by GB/board
Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal