Our Curriculum Intent:
We will ensure all pupils with SEND and complex needs are successful at The Music Federation by providing a bespoke, personalised curriculum that meets individual needs. We recognise that achievement for pupils with complex needs involves all aspects of development not just academic performance and promote and celebrate this.
We want all pupils to develop a love of learning through a flexible, differentiated curriculum that promotes inclusion, tolerance and diversity. Our curriculum is flexible and accessible to all pupils and we ensure the needs of all pupils are promoted and celebrated.
We will ensure all pupils feel safe and secure in the Federation. We promote tolerance and respect and build resilience throughout our curriculum.
It is essential that all pupils increase their independence as they progress through the Federation. Pupils with SEND and complex needs will have specific aspects of the curriculum personalised to ensure independence and life skills are promoted, practiced and developed.
We welcome pupils with SEND and complex needs and celebrate the contribution they make to our Federation, local community and society through our ethos and curriculum. We will ensure that pupils with SEND and complex needs are considered, planned for and included in all activities and curriculum areas, and have a personalised, flexible and holistic approach to learning.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Team:
Federation Lead SENCO: Rebecca Amos
SEND Co-ordinator (SENDCo)- Rebecca Amos (Early Help trained)
SEND Teachers: Jenny Sharp, Helen Jones
Behaviour support workers – Tracy Smith, Anne Platts
Autism Lead Practitioner (HLTA) – Vicki Gawthorpe
Autism Support, Nurture Support (HLTA) – Katie Lambert
Parent support – Helen Jones (Early Help trained)
Medical Teaching Assistant – Lyndsay McTernan
SEND Co-ordinator – Nicola Jowett & Emma Wealleans
Low Road Primary:
SEND Co-ordinator (SENDCo): Rebecca Amos
SEND HLTA – Jackie Holderness
Parent support – Cath Storey (Early Help Trained)
Universal offer of Special Educational Needs and Disability
In March 2014 the Government passed The Children and Families Act that make wide ranging reforms to services for all children and young people, and specifically for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). From September 2014 Local Authorities must publish information about what services for children with SEND are available and how families can access them. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’. Leeds Local Offer can be accessed via www.leeds.gov.uk
All schools also have a duty to publish their own individual offer of support for children with SEND and this is detailed below: