Special Educational Needs
At Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, we work hard to meet the needs of all our pupils as each child is an important member of our school family. We plan, teach and evaluate lessons which allow pupils with all SEND needs to meet their potential and succeed. We ensure that every child is treated as an individual and personalise teaching where necessary. For more information please look at the school’s SEND policy and SEND Core Offer.
As a school, we recognise that individuals may at some point in their school life have special needs. The school carefully monitors children’s progress in order to ensure that individuals receive the appropriate curriculum support when they need it. It is our policy to support these needs through positive intervention based on practice which ensures that the child has both specific targets and a range of opportunities for success
If your child is identified as having special educational needs or a disability (SEND), you will be invited to talk to the class teacher and the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). In some cases we may discuss the possibility of seeking expert advice from an outside agency, e.g. Catholic Care, Temple Newsam Cluster Support Team, Complex Needs Team, SENSAP (Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment and Provision), Speech and Language Therapy, Behaviour Support Workers, Educational Psychologists, Visual or Hearing Impairment Team, Occupational Therapy.
The following policies are also available on the school website and reflect the school’s commitment to inclusion, safety and well-being of children:
- Accessibility Plan
- Safeguarding & Child Protection policy
- Behaviour Policy
The Leeds parent Jargon Buster is also available (view here)
As part of this new legislation, Local Authorities have a duty to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available in their area across education, health and social care for children and young people who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care plans (EHC) plans. The Leeds local authority offer (Click here to view)
What are the admission arrangements for pupils with SEND?
Children with an Education, Health and Care plan that names the school must be admitted. This will reduce the number of places available for applicants. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
The admission of pupils with an Education, Health and care plan is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is set out in the 1996 Education Act. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
If you click on the link below it will take you to the Leeds City Council webpage for the local offer for SEND pupils. This also offers advice on Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH):