SEND and Inclusion
Welcome to the SEND and Inclusion Page!
Children have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or a disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. The aims for our children with SEND are supported through the ethos of our school where all children are regarded with equal value.
Kirkstall Valley is an inclusive Primary School which strives to meet the individual needs of all its learners. We work in partnership with children, parents and other agencies to ensure high quality provision is provided with the best possible outcomes for all our children, including those with a range of additional and complex needs.
Information for Parents
This online resource is designed to provide information and support for those WITH and WITHOUT formal diagnoses. Autism and ADHD are the main neurotypes covered.
The site covers a huge range of topics including:
- What is neurodiversity? (with sections on autism and ADHD)
- Daily living and keeping safe
- Education and neurodiversity
- Gender and neurodiversity
- ….and more!!
The Leeds Local Offer is where children and young people up to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers can find information, advice and guidance about support, services and activities that are available to those living in Leeds.
https://leedslocaloffer.org.uk/#!/directory The Leeds Local Offer has two key purposes;
- To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about available provision and how to access it.
- To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEND, their parents and carers and service providers in its development and review.
details of our service can be found on our website www.startsteasm.org including training, workshops, & resources. Our website is populated with information and resources that you might find useful. In addition, STARS bite-sized eLearning videos for parents and carers are available, links via the STARS website, with new videos added to the collection regularly.
SCOPE - https://www.scope.org.uk/family-services/parents-connect/ - You will be able to find current and up to date information including information about:
• Parents connect training (currently being offered online)
• before and after diagnosis
• emotional support for parents and carers
• Education, Health and Care Plans
SHORT BREAKS - https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/support-for-pupils-with-send/short-breaks-for-disabled-children click on the ‘Local Offer’ TAB
Geek Room (Leeds LS12) - https://www.geeksroom.org.uk/our-mission
Fantastic eLearning videos from an NHS Occupational Therapy team in Scotland.
The toolkit of video links are designed for families of children with complex communication needs or autism. Each video lasts between 20 minutes and 40 minutes and covers topics such as:
“Understanding complex communication and autism”
“Developing communication - Interacting, Understanding and Expression”
“Supporting your child with daily activities and sensory challenges”
“Supporting your child with behaviours that challenge”
“Supporting your child with feeding, sleep and toileting”
“Social and financial support for you and your family”
If you wish to contact our SENDCO then please ring school on 0113 8878982 and ask to speak to Mrs May.
Leeds Local Offer
and Kirkstall Valley's SEND Information Report
The Leeds Local Offer brings together, in one place, all the information on what services children, young people and their families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can expect from a range of public agencies, including education, health and social care. For more information the Leeds Local Offer click the link below.
Kirkstall Valley's SEND Information Report summarises our whole school approach to supporting children with SEND and their families.