SEND School Offer

 All schools in Leeds have a similar approach to supporting children with SEND (Specialist Educational Needs and Disability) and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible.

Whingate Primary School Support for Children with SEND

We are an inclusive school and welcome and celebrate diversity. All staff believe that every child can reach their potential and we have a caring, understanding, well trained and hardworking team who look after all our children.

 What should I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?

Ask to speak with the SENCO or talk to your child’s class teacher or support staff who will pass on a referral to the SENCO. Your concerns will always be taken seriously, as your views are very important to us.

Please click on the frequently asked questions below to find out about our local school offer:

Who are the best people to talk to in school about my child’s difficulties with learning /Special Educational Needs or Disability?

How does the school know if my child needs extra help?

How will the school staff support my child?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

How will you and I know how my child is doing? How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

What Training have staff had, or are undertaking to support children with special needs?

How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

How accessible is the school environment?

How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school or transfer to a new school?

How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

How does the school handle complaints from parents of children with SEND about the support the school provides?

Who can I contact for further information about SEND?

If you have any further questions or feel your child may have a special educational need  then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Whingate Primary School

Mrs Melissa Varley


 (The offer is accurate, however, services are regularly reviewed and any information will be updated as soon as possible to reflect any new service offer)