SEND – Special Educational Needs & Disability

At Hawksworth Wood Primary School, every child is welcomed as part of our school community.  We aim to meet any child’s special needs wherever possible.

Within school we monitor children closely to identify if any may need additional support, that is extra to the high quality differentiation already present. Where support is required, we devise individual education plans (IEPs) and provide extra support and resources as needed.

If a child’s special needs are very significant, it may be possible to 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).

We are a mainstream primary school with a resourced provision for children with speech, language and communication needs. Children who attend the resource provision are fully integrated into school and classes. Children are supported in class by very experienced and dedicated Teaching Support Assistants to ensure they have full access to the curriculum.

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

If you wish to discuss your child’s needs with Mrs Russell, please contact her via the school office.