Our dedicated SENDCo is Mrs Thompson
"The reason I went into teaching over 20 years ago was to support children with Special Education Needs and this passion has not dwindled. Through my career I have supported children and adults with SEND Needs in mainstream and specialised settings.
I love the role of SENDCo collating and collaborating information from a whole range of specialists to support children and improving their outcomes. Every child's journey is unique and occasionally at some point we all need a little additional help and support to overcome difficulties."
Our SEND information report contains the following information relating to children with special educational needs.
- the kinds of special educational needs for which we make provision
- information about the policy for identification and assessment of pupils
- how we evaluate the effectiveness of the provision made for pupils with SEN / Education, Health & Care Plan
- our arrangements for assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils
- our approach to teaching
- how we adapt the curriculum and learning environment
- additional support for learning that is available
- activities that are available, in addition to those available in accordance with the curriculum
- support that is available for improving emotional and social development
- the expertise and training of staff
- how specialist expertise will be secured
- how equipment and facilities will be secured
- the arrangements for consulting parents and involving them in the child's education
- the arrangements for consulting young people and involving them in their own education
- how the governing body deals with complaints from parents concerning provision made at the school
- how the governing body involves other agencies in supporting pupils and their families
- our arrangements for supporting pupils in transferring between phases of education
To contact our SEN Team please contact the school office on:
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
We have a number of children who may be considered disabled. We have a robust inclusion ethos at St Leonard's and ensure every child experience our diverse curriculum. We have flat access to all our classrooms and learning areas, provide additional Physical Education opportunities for children with Special Eductional Needs and regularly take part in inter school competitions specifically aimed at this target group.
Our new classroom block opened in September 2015 and along with the wide access doors and large classroom space came additional outdoor areas for recreational use which further enhance use by disabled pupils.
Accessibilty Plan 2023
Please use the following links for further information on:
SEND SupportParent Inclusion
Devon's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer