Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Pudsey Lowtown Primary School we are proud of our inclusive and nurturing approach.
We work in partnership with children, parents and other agencies to provide a secure, caring and happy environment that ensures the best possible outcomes for all children.
We have high expectations of all our children and put support in place at the earliest possible stage when required.
All our pupils have access to all school activities including trips and residential visits.
What does ‘Special Educational Needs’ mean?
Special Educational Needs means that a child needs something special providing for them, which is additional to, or different from, the educational provision made generally for children their age, in order for them to reach their full potential or to be fully included in the school. Some children on the Special Educational Needs register do have a lower academic ability than others or have difficulties with understanding and attainment. However, it is also important to note that this is often not the case; being told that your child has ‘special needs’ does not necessarily mean that he or she is ‘behind’ their peers in their learning or of low ability. There are many reasons why a child may find learning difficult. For example, the pupil may be experiencing emotional difficulties, they may need a course of speech therapy, be coping with dyslexia, have problems with their hearing or have a medical condition or disability which requires special attention. If these difficulties are managed effectively, there is no reason why the child cannot reach his / her potential.
Mrs Benson is our SENCo (special educational needs coordinator). If you would like to contact her, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Information from Leeds Authority on what is offered to support SEND
Information and advice, for parents/carers, children, and young people with Special Educational Needs.
MindMate offers information for parents, carers, young people and professionals about emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
Free, independent and impartial information, advice, support and various services for disabled people and their families.
Pudsey Cluster is a collaboration of support services that work in partnership with children, young people, families and other professionals.
STARS are a team of autism specialists who offer advice and training for schools. They also offer drop-in sessions and workshops for parents at Leeds City Library.
Other useful information for parents