Our Graduated Response was developed in consultation with schools, settings and support services. This resource aims to provide a tool to support the excellent practice across Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in our educational settings and schools in Warrington, promoting positive outcomes for pupils with SEND.

We wanted to develop a resource which will continue to raise the standard of education and support for SEND pupils and share best practice and known evidence-based interventions to all professionals working in Warrington settings and schools.

Headteachers, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators (SENDCos) and professionals have contributed ways of working that are effective in their schools and settings (evidence-based practice). We would like to thank them for their continued commitment to promoting the very highest standards for pupils with SEND.

The THRIVE model has been referenced throughout our Graduated Response guidance documents because it brings together the SEND and mental health agendas with a view to promoting a needs-led system which delivers the very best outcomes for pupils.

Graduated response documents


  • Beamont Collegiate Academy
  • Bewsey Lodge Community Primary School
  • Bridgewater High School
  • Cardinal Newman High School
  • Croft Primary School
  • Dallam Primary School
  • Fox Wood School
  • Green Lane School
  • Meadowside Community Primary School
  • Newchurch Community Primary School
  • Oakwood Community Primary School
  • Penketh High School
  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Speech and Language Services
  • St Gregory’s Catholic High School
  • Warrington Borough Council’s Educational Psychology Service
  • Warrington Borough Council’s Occupational Therapy
  • Warrington Borough Council’s SEND team
  • Warrington Borough Council’s Sensory Team
  • Woolston Brook School
  • Woolston Community Primary School

We would also like to thank Salford City Council for sharing the work they have completed on the THRIVE model in Salford.