Supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The DfE Code of Practice (2015) states “High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Schools and colleges must use their best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it. Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less.”
At Ley Top Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school.
Ley Top Primary School is an inclusive and accessible school.
At Ley Top Primary School, we aim to ensure that, through a whole school approach, we address the barriers to learning that our pupils face. We are committed to the process of inclusion and endeavour to provide full access to the national curriculum; encouraging all pupils to achieve their full potential. We will seek to identify the needs of our pupils and respond with a range of teaching strategies, in a supportive learning environment.
We implement a graduated approach as recommended by Bradford Council. This is based on an Assess-Plan-Do-Review structure.
We aim to quickly identify pupils who are making limited progress, in any area, and provide targeted interventions or changes to provision to support and meet their needs.
Our environment at Ley Top Primary School, is developing regularly and consciously to meet the needs of our pupils. We aim to continue to learn, develop and grow our understanding of SEND across the school to meet the needs of all pupils within our care.
If you are concerned that your child may have a special educational need, please make an appointment to speak to your child’s class teacher, who will endeavour to support your concerns. If you still have concerns, please contact the school office to request a telephone call or meeting with Mrs Herbert, who is our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENDCo). We will listen to your concerns and work together to decide on appropriate next steps.
If you would like to speak to Mrs Herbert, please contact the school office on 01274 541554.
Policies & Documents
Bradford SENDIASS is for parents and carers of children and young people 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Bradford area - and for their children too.
The staff help parents and children to work together with schools and the local authority so that they have a good understanding of what support is needed and to make sure that it is put in place.
DfE SEND Guides for Parents and Careers 2014-
A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Special educational needs and disability (SEND): detailed information
The link to the Government documentations relating to SEND.
Bradford Children's Speech and Language Therapy Website
There are lots of helpful tips and resources on the website. Click on the relevant age category for further information.
CAMHS supports children and young people from pre-school years up to 16 years of age, (or up to 18 years of age if still in school) where there are severe and long standing concerns about emotional well-being and behaviours.