Leadership of SEND
The SENCO at Leeds East Academy is a qualified teacher with extensive experience of planning for and teaching students with additional needs. She is also the Director for SEND across the White Rose Trust. She leads a team of 6 Lead Teaching Assistants, who are all experienced in working with students with SEND and provide intervention for literacy, numeracy, and addressing social, emotional and mental health difficulties for small groups and for individual students.
The academy also employs a team in 4 Teaching Assistants (TAs) who support individual students and small groups identified as SEND within a classroom setting. We monitor, review and evaluate our SEN provision every term and amend accordingly. EHC Plans are provided for students with significant special educational needs and are reviewed termly with parental involvement. Annual reviews are held in accordance with statutory guidance, and emergency reviews take place when it is felt by parents and/or professionals that amendments needs to be made to an EHCP.
The SEND register is checked weekly and amended if necessary. Every student on the register has a “Portable Support Plan”, which sets out individual needs and agreed short term outcomes, as well as offering advice to staff as to how to differentiate to meet individual needs and support that student. Annual reports are shared with the Governing Body, showing what provision looks like across the school and how children with SEN are performing in school.