All SEND provision is overseen and managed by the Inclusion Leader (SENDCo), Karen Hague. If you have any concerns about your child’s educational needs please contact Karen Hague (01937 583379 or SEND@spherefederation.org).
At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).
At St James’ CE Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils based on three principles:
- setting suitable learning challenges;
- responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs;
- overcoming potential barriers to learning.
Children have a learning difficulty if they:
- have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age. This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and learning, behavioural, emotional and social development, or sensory or physical needs.
For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide – this is often referred to as our ‘SEND Offer’, detailed below. This provision is alongside the Leeds Local Offer.
You might also like to read our Equality Policy and Accessibility Plan.
If you’re not happy with the any of the arrangements in place for your child, we would always recommend that you initially speak to the Inclusion Leader in school. Our aim is to work together for the best outcomes for your child. If a resolution isn’t possible, you may wish to follow our complaints procedure. If you’re unhappy with anything in relation to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment or an EHC plan, please email email@example.com or call 0113 378 5256.
In addition to the formal support processes set out above, parents and young people can seek advice and support from Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service who will be able to offer support. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Helpline on 0113 378 5020.