Farsley Farfield Primary School

Special/Additional Needs

Every child is special, and every child is welcomed to our school.  We aim to meet any child’s special needs wherever possible, and we have resources such as large care suites and platform lifts in order to help us to include as many children as practicable.  We have a very good local reputation for inclusion with particular strengths in supporting pupils with Autism or Aspergers, Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Dyslexia, Physical Disabilities and Behavioural Needs.  We have many more children with identified special needs and associated funding than the Leeds average.

We have an SEND Team that works to identify children for whom established educational provision and intervention programmes are insufficient to secure appropriate progress.  Where school action is required, we devise individual education plans and provide extra resources as required.  If a child’s special needs are very significant, it may be possible to access further resources from Leeds City Council.  Regular contact is made with appropriate support services to help us with diagnostic assessments and educational programmes of work. We have strong partnerships with many outside agencies including: Leeds City Council Complex Needs Service; NHS Speech Language Therapy Service; and STARS (Specialist Teachers Autism Response Service).

We work hard to ensure we have strong partnerships with parents through regular communication. In addition to this we hold planned termly meetings for every child on the SEN register. In these formal meetings, parents meet with the child’s class teacher to discuss the additional provision that is in place as well as the progress that the child is making against agreed targets in the individual education plan.

Our SEN Team is led by Mrs Swindlehurst, our SENCO, and she can be contacted via the office or by email: lucy.swindlehurst@farsleyfarfield.org.uk

Leeds’ ‘Local Offer’ for families with children with Special Eduacational Needs and Disabilities can be found here:  http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Leeds-Local-Offer.aspx

Farsley Farfield’s formal ‘SEND Offer’  can be found here.

To view  the Farsley Farfield Primary School SEND Policy, please click here.

To view our Provision Map, please click here.

For information about admissions, more support and more specialist centres for meeting children’s SEND needs in Leeds, click here.