At Talbot Primary School, we pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos. We place inclusion at the heart of our school, striving for excellence and enjoyment for all pupils. We ensure every pupil is encouraged to be their best by adapting and responding to the individual needs of each pupil. Pupils, parents and carers are key partners in our inclusive vision. Parents and carers know their child the best and we endeavour to learn from them. Our ambitious curriculum, trips, extra-curricular and broader activities are designed to capture imagination, harness talent and ensure every pupil makes a positive contribution to our school and community. Our inclusive ethos remains central to all our decisions, empowering our pupils and their families.
The curriculum is ambitious for all pupils. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) (Ofsted, 2023).
“A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she -
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools” (Children and Families Act, 2014).
As a Local Authority maintained school, all school places are allocated in accordance with the Leeds Admission Policy. The Governing Board has decided that children with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability will be admitted to the school in line with this agreed admissions policy, which can be accessed via the admissions page of our school website. The Governing Board reviews this policy annually and considers any amendments in light of Local Authority admission reviews.
The Leeds Local Offer
The Leeds Local Offer brings together information about all the services available in the city for children and young people aged 0-25 who have special educational needs and disability (SEND). This includes information about: Education support, Health services, Social care support, Play and leisure activities, Education, Health and Care Plans and Personal Budgets and much more. Please click here for more information about the Leeds Local Offer. Please click here to view.
Talbot's Annual SEN and D Report
Please click here for our SEND Annual Report 2022-23
Please click here for our SEND Annual Report 2021-22
Please click here for our SEND Annual Report 2020-21
Talbot’s Individual Offer for pupils with SEND
For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide at Talbot Primary School. Please click this link to read our Inclusion, SEN and D policy and Individual Offer.
Talbot's Accessibility Plan.
Our Accessibility Plan forms part of the Disability Equality Scheme and sets out how the governing body will improve equality of opportunity for disabled people. Our Accessibility Plan can be accessed here.
All SEND provision is overseen and managed by the SENDCo, Adele Mitchell. If you have any concerns about your child’s education needs or you would like any further details, please do not hesitate to contact Adele Mitchell in school, by telephone on 0113 2934086 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about how we support children in our Before and After School club, click here.
If you are unhappy with the any of the arrangements in place for your child, we would always recommend that initially, you speak to Adele Mitchell, SENDCo. Our aim is to work together for the best outcomes for your child. If a resolution is not possible, Talbot Primary has a well established procedure for dealing with parental complaints, detailed in the ‘Complaints Procedure’ document on our school website.
In addition to the processes detailed above, parents, carers and young people can seek advice and support from Leeds Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Support Service (SEND IASS) which is an impartial, confidential and accessible service for all parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Information about this service can be found on the SENDIASS website https://sendiass.leeds.gov.uk/ by contacting them via the contact form on their website https://forms.leeds.gov.uk/SENDIASSGetInTouch or by telephone on 0113 378 5020.