SEND – Special Educational Needs & Disability

At Hawksworth Wood Primary, every child is welcomed as part of our school community. We are committed to being a fully inclusive school where all children are treated fairly, equally and with respect. By working in partnership with children, families and partner agencies, we ensure that all children receive the support they need to access all aspects of school life.

Within school we monitor children closely to identify if any additional support is needed above and beyond the high quality offer already present. Where support is required, interventions are implemented. For some pupils, individual support plans provide extra support.

As an inclusive school, we offer a wide range of additional help from our Inclusion Team and Pastoral Team. We also have our very own learning support classroom where some children are taught by specialist staff with bespoke curriculum and learning opportunities.

If a child’s special needs are very significant, we access further support from outside agencies.  We have strong partnerships with many specialist agencies including: Leeds Children’s Complex Needs Service; NHS Speech Language Therapy Service; NHS Physiotherapy team, NHS Occupational Therapy and STARS (Specialist Teachers Autism Response Service).

Our Designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Russell. Our Deputy Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Miss Fox.

If you wish to discuss your child’s needs with Mrs Russell, please contact her via the school office so that you can work together in partnership needs to cater for your child’s needs.