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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The school’s Mission Statement ‘Aspire, Grow, Succeed’ is at the heart of all we do. We have the highest of expectations of each and every student to secure the best outcomes for our young people. We work in partnership with students, their parents/carers and a wide range of professionals from Education, Health and Social Care to implement the SEND Code of Practice (January 2015).

We are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning which meets the needs of every individual. Our knowledge-rich curriculum enables all learners to access an ambitious knowledge base in all curriculum areas. As an inclusive school, we scaffold and offer comprehensive support with highly qualified staff for students for a range of needs. This may be in class, or there may be targeted intervention packages put in place to meet needs. Ofsted (2019) wrote: “Leaders want the best for every pupil. The curriculum is challenging, but there is support in place to make sure that all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), can access the work and make progress.”

Staff are trained to support and guide very specific individual care needs in a school building which was designed to meet a wide range of accessibility requirements. Every student has a live SEND Passport that reflects their current needs, shares necessary adaptations and effective teaching techniques with all staff. Each curriculum area has a SEND Champion who focuses on the needs of our SEND learners. We also have a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants, including an Autism Lead Practitioner and a dyslexia specialist, who work with students on a daily basis to enable them to flourish in all areas of the KLAS curriculum.

Students with SEND take a full part in aspirational enrichment events and activities, from drama performances and sports clubs through to museum trips; they will encounter employer and university experiences and have every opportunity to develop their interests and skills. Our TA team provide social support around building friendships and our SEND Hub provides quiet space for some “down time” during lunch and break times. There is always someone on hand to support.

All SEND is overseen and managed by the Senior Leadership Team. The Senior Leadership Team evaluate all special needs provision on a regular basis throughout the year and report to the school governing body on how individual needs are being met and on how special needs funding is being spent.

Parents may be interested in reading the school’s SEND policy and SEND Information Report which further explains our provision. School policies, which can be found on the policies section of this website, reflect our commitment to inclusion, safety and the well-being of children.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

Leeds SEND Local Offer - click for more information.

 

SEND Team

SENCo: Mrs Michaela Child (michaelachild@allertongrange.com)
Tel: 0113 393 0304 (Ext. 305)

SEND Office
Tel: 0113 393 0304 (Ext. 374)

Deputy SENDCo: Ms Jane Dempster, janedempster@allertongrange.com
Administrator: Ms Alisha Effendi, alishaeffendi@allertongrange.com

 

SEND Student Voice
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018