Ireland Wood Primary School
Immerse, Inspire, Include

Statutory Information  »  SEN/Inclusion

One of our aims is to ensure that all children achieve their own individual potential. Some children are very gifted and some find aspects of the curriculum more difficult and at Ireland Wood we try to plan work so that it is appropriate and matched to each child's ability.

Our school has a very effective system for identifying and supporting children with Special Educational Needs. We have members of staff who co-ordinate this work. The Inclusion Manager in conjunction with the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) works with children in small groups or individually. The Inclusion team also works closely with parents and external specialist therapists.

We are a mainstream primary school but we also have a resourced provision for children with complex physical diffulties and medical needs. We have a number of very experienced and dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who support these children and ensure that they have full access to the curriculum.

Over the years we have developed a number of specialist facilities including a Speech and Language room, Physiotherapy room and a Sensory room. Internal lifts allow access to all the different levels of the school with ramps and extra wide doors ensuring that all areas are fully accessible. Four care suites are located around the building all fitted with electric hoists and ambulant toilets can also be found on all floors. We have a School Nurse and Physiotherapist on site with regular visits from the Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist all of whom provide support for our existing children.

Our SENCO is Mrs Jennifer Green and our Inclusion Manager is Mrs Jane Price. Both can be contacted via the school email address: (FAO: SENCO/Inclusion Manager in the subject box please) or on 0113 267 8032.
SEND offer

The Families and Children's Act 2014 requires all schools to publish their own SEND offer that details all the support and provision that a school will offer to support children with additional needs. Our offer can be found in the section for parents and is listed under 'policies'.

SEN Info Report to Governors
Parent Group

For parents/ carers city-wide who have children with; Autistic Spectrum Condition & Complex Communication Difficulties. Location: Richmond Hill Primary School Clark Lane, Richmond Hill, Leeds LS9 8PN


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