Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo): Mrs Jane Griffiths
Telephone: 0113 262 3335
To view the SEND Annual Report to Governors 2019-2020 click here.
The following policies relating to SEND can be found in the Our Policies section of the website:
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
- Behaviour, Relationship and Discipline Policy
- Care and Control Policy
- Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy
- Equalities Policy
- Accessibility Plan
To view any of the above policies click here.
To view the SEND Code of Practice click here.
Providing an Inclusive Education for All
Here at Bracken Edge Primary School, we are committed to providing an inclusive education for all pupils including those pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
We are an inclusive school and strive to meet the needs of all our children, including those with additional needs, by ensuring that all pupils have full access to all aspects of school life in order to achieve their full potential.
Teachers plan lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class, and will ensure that your child’s needs are met. Planning and teaching will be adapted as needed to meet your child’s learning needs. Trained staff from outside agencies can help teachers to adapt their provision to support the needs of your child where necessary.
Where a pupil is identified as having a Special Educational Need and/or Disability, the class teacher will work with the SENCo to outline the child's provision on a support plan which will be reviewed on a termly basis. In our SEND Policy (which can be read by clicking here), we outline how we, as a school community, support children with special educational needs and/or disability and how we work with our local authority. To find out more about the Leeds Local Offer please click here.
Support for Parents & Carers
Creating strong parent partnerships and involving parents and carers in developing the provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is paramount. We want parents and carers to feel included in the learning journey of their child and be kept well informed each step of the way. Your child's class teacher is usually the first point of contact for any queries, however please feel free to contact Mrs Jane Griffiths as SENCo if you have any questions or concerns or want to find out further information.
In addition to school based support, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) in Leeds provides impartial support and advice to parents regarding SEND. Click here to access the SENDIASS parent information leaflet.
The Local Authority also publish a number of One Minute Guides which provide useful and informative information regarding different aspects of SEND.