Pastoral and Independence Services Manager – Bernie Buckle

At St. Vincent’s we offer two impressive residential groups. Staffed by a dedicated, highly trained group of Care staff, who are always on call to offer help and support to pupils, parents and carers, in any way they can.

The following information will tell you about life in St. Vincent’s if you stay as a resident or as an extended day placement:

New Pupil Guide 2020-2021


Residental News​

What has been happening?


Changes have been made to our Waking day curriculum due to COVID -19

  • Groups have been changed so pupils are in the same bubbles as they are for school

  • New policy in place for COVID 19 outbreak

  • New Risk Assessment in place

  • Change of staffing has taken place within groups.

  • All activities at present are based on site.

  • at present we have 11 pupils resident in Caulfield group (not all on the same night)

  • 7 pupils resident in Bridgman group.


Thanks to the staffs continual hard work the group areas have been deep cleaned and safe distancing measures have been put into place. We are so lucky that every pupil has their own personal room, which has helped to make life safer for all.

  • Phone calls and E - mails have been going out to pupils at home and some key working sessions also have taken place virtually. Explaining the changes to pupils and their parents before some pupils returned after self isolating.

  • Home improvements are coming along well in Caulfield Group – new ceilings and lighting is in place and all painting of both lounges and bedrooms has taken place, new carpet in down stairs bedroom has been fitted and in the lounges. Stairs to be completed soon. New windows in every down stairs room completed.

  • New art work has been brought for down stairs lounge along with some soft furnishing items. So a big thank you for your support in this project and a big thank you to John and Kenny (our maintenance team)  for all their hard work.

  • Big Thank you goes out once again to Keith Burns and his team for their very generous donation to the Fun Fund this helped to buy some of the soft furnishings, we have also used the Fun Fund to buy small items for groups that we have used for prizes for our stay in quizzes and bingo nights.

  • Staff training: Care staff along with school staff took part in  NSPCC safeguarding training and also their PREVENT online training – which proved to be very useful. We are continuing to look at on line training in different areas through our new School Insurers. Which should be good when it is up and running. Two staff members of staff continue their training one at level 3 and one at level 5.

  • Staff continue to meet their targets and have been working hard to improve the pupils files with their pupils journey plans and updating their PEEP’s and risk assessments for their new group settings.







St Vincent’s School
Yew Tree Lane
West Derby
L12 9HN
Tel: 0151 228 9968

Registered Charity No. 1102657

Admitted to Liverpool City Council's Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions on 8th April 2015.