Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Elements Primary School is a highly inclusive primary school which strives to meet the individual needs of all its learners. We work in partnership with children, parents and other agencies to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children, including those with a range of additional and complex needs. The school’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) policy and procedures ensure that high expectations, early intervention and appropriate support for all of our children are in place to ensure our children reach their full potential.
At Elements Primary School we are committed to:
- The Safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and adults
- Unlocking every child’s potential to learn and succeed
- Early intervention and the Early Support principles
All provision for SEND pupils is overseen and managed by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is coordinated by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator who is a member of the SLT. These adults work closely together to ensure that the provision we offer meets all of our children’s needs. Through the use of a regular QA cycle: SLT monitor, review and evaluate the SEND provision within school on a regular basis throughout the year and make any amendments should they be required.
What do I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?
If you have concerns regarding your child’s progress or wellbeing, this should first be discussed with your child’s class teacher. You may also wish to contact our SENDCO team via the school office where arrangements will be made for a meeting at the earliest opportunity. Within these meetings the school will listen carefully to concerns and put appropriate actions in place. This may involve observation and assessment in school, additional support within the classroom or referral to external agencies such as Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team or the Area Inclusion Partnership. If there are other agencies already involved with your child when they start school, please let us know so that we can work with them to provide the best support for your child.
Below are a range of useful websites related to SEND
Leeds MindMate, help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offers information for parents, carers, young people and professionals
This links to the government’s guide on what to expect if your child has SEND
Leeds NHS CAHMS CAMHS information for parents, carers, young people and professionals
SENDIASS Information and advice, for parents/carers, children, and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Free, independent and impartial information and support on the issues that matter to disabled people and their families.