Leeds East Academy

SEND and Local Offer

Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) information pages


Ethos at Leeds East Academy

Leeds East Academy has an inclusive ethos where every child, regardless of any potential barriers to learning, is supported to attain their full potential. We believe that outstanding first wave teaching is fundamental to achieving this, so we ensure that carefully targeted differentiation is evident in all planning. We also believe that targeted withdrawal interventions provide a powerful tool for supporting students and enabling them to access the curriculum. We work closely with SENSAP based at Adams Court and the Educational Psychologist, as well as a range of other outside agencies, to ensure that provision is in place for students with higher level needs.

What is the Leeds Local Offer?

The aim of the Leeds Local Offer is to make sure families can easily find what services are available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in their local area.

The Leeds Local Offer will provide accurate, accessible, up to date information about all services from birth to 25, including all education, health and social care services, in one place.  It will help families find out what help they can access to meet their individual needs.

The Leeds Local Offer will also provide a place where families can share their views of services and how they would like to see them develop.  These views should then be taken into account as services are reviewed and developed.

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The latest SEN Information report  for Leeds East Academy can be downloaded on the link below.

SEN Information Report 2016 

What is Special Educational Needs?

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

a) Have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

b) Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post – 16 institutions.

A child under compulsory school age has special educational need if they fall within the definition a) or b) above or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them (clause 20 Children and Families Bill)” 

The following links will take you to extended information, questions and support:

What are the areas of SEND?  Leadership of SEND What training do staff at LEA have to support students with SEND? Nurture Group Provision and After school Activities What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in LEA?
What happens if my child still requires extra support? How will my child's learning needs be assessed and their progress monitored? What partnerships do we work with to provide support for children with SEND? How will we support your child as part of transition to LEA? What policies support my child with SEND?
  How are the academy's resources/funding allocated and matched to children's needs? What is High Needs Top Up Funding? Useful Links