SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)
Mrs K. Smith
SEND Support Officer
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
At St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, we pride ourselves on the support we provide our SEND pupils with. We tailor our curriculum to provide a personalised timetable and differentiated work for those who need it. This is outlined in the SEND School Offer and SEND Policy (see documents above).
Our Headteacher Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor is also the schools SENCO. Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor leads the team which includes a SEND Support Officer – Mrs K. Smith, Family Welfare Officer – Mrs D. Daniels and 8 SEND Support assistants.
- Each class has a Class teacher, a learning support assistant and a SEND support assistant.
- All our SEND support assistants are trained in level 1 and 2 autism, colourful semantics and are regularly sent on specific training to be able to meet and support the needs of their children in class.
- As a school we buy additional time with the NHS Speech and Language therapist to support our children and provide training for staff due to a high level of children with communication and interaction difficulties.
- Should you have any questions regarding your child’s learning and development, or their social and emotional needs please speak with your class teacher or make an appointment to see Mrs Smith or Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor
Support Available for parent/ carers
ZigZag Leeds Autism Support Group click here
Please follow the link to the website Autism Central for Parents and Carers https://www.autismcentral.org.uk/
A one-stop support resource for neurodivergent children, young people and their families and carers in Leeds from MindMate. Please click here for more information.
Please find attached the latest dates for SENDIASS Information Sessions for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. Please click here
Please click here for information on short breaks for children with SEND.
A new SENDIASS flier containing useful information for parents regarding SEND support, workshops, advice, etc. SENDIASS info pack.
For further support and information please click on this link https://sendiass.leeds.gov.uk/
Please click here to view more information about the Leeds Local Offer
Please click on the links below for more information from two charities for parents and carers who have children with SEND.
SEND COFFEE MORNINGS – Leodis Support Service are holding monthly coffee mornings (2nd Thurs of every month). Please click here to view more information.