Special Educational Needs
The academy is committed to providing an ethos, environment and culture that are sympathetic to and understanding of the issues involved in providing a fair and appropriate education for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Please contact our SENDco, Oliver Harrison, with any questions.
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What is SEND?
A child has a special educational need or disability (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
The SEND Code of Practice 2014 (updated January 2015) sets out four broad areas of special educational need that include a range of difficulties and conditions:
Identification and Assessment of Children with SEND
As set out in the SEND Code of Practice, the school follows the Graduated Approach to Assessment, which follows the four stages of Assess, Plan, Do, and Review. This allows for a more personalised approach to the identification, planning, and assessment of SEND.
Academy SEND Intent Statement
We believe that all students, regardless of starting point or prior ability should experience a high-quality curriculum and have access to the most highly trained and qualified staff. Our SENDco will provide day to day support in addition to training to support all teachers in ensuring that no student gets left behind. We believe that real inclusion and effective differentiation is invisible to the eye, that teachers should have an in-depth knowledge of their students and can adapt and support fluidly and sensitively in the classroom. Wherever possible we seek to include and not exclude our most vulnerable learners from the experiences of their peer group.
Trinity Academy Leeds SEND Report
More information regarding how the academy SEND policy is put into practice can be found in the school SEND report.View link
Leeds Local Offer
The Leeds Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.View link
SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services) support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers to help with their related concerns or questions. They prove a free, impartial and confidential service through their website and online resources.View link
MindMate Leeds is the name for all the different ways children and young people in the city can get support with their mental health and wellbeing.
The MindMate website is an information hub for Leeds, and includes:
• free and accredited services available in the city
• advice and information on a range of mental health issues
• stories and experiences of young people and their mental health.
• guidance for self-care and where necessary, self-referral