At Leeds City Academy we recognise the need to provide an inclusive, supportive and positive learning environment. The skill, enthusiasm and supportive attitude of the class teacher is the key to effective learning for all students, in particular those with SEND. We recognise that all students, inclusive of those with SEND, need targeted teacher input to meet their individual needs, improve their confidence and self-esteem and enable them to achieve and maximise their full potential. 

High quality teaching, personalised and scaffolded for individual students, is the first step in responding to students who have SEND. Through high quality CPD opportunities we aim for every teacher to become a confident teacher of SEND. Additional intervention and support cannot compensate for a lack of inclusive quality first teaching.  

In addition, we support the strategies used to enable students with English as an Additional Language to be successful learners. 

Our Academy’s In Partnership Values help to sustain a welcoming, effective and inclusive Academy culture by encouraging students to be resilient, aspirational, tolerant, professional, caring and respectful.  


To view our SEND policy – please click here to visit our policies page.

Leeds City Academy: SEN information report

Please read our Information report for more detailed information about identification of SEND and the support offered for students with SEND at Leeds City Academy.


SEN Information Report


Meet the Team 


Miss Francesca Sharpe

Associate Assistant Principal for SEND and SEMH


Mrs Helen Mills



0113 2844260

Miss Jen Oliver

Assistant SENDCO

Mrs Dee Danahay

Assistant SENDCO

Mrs Karen Deeley

Bridge Manager

Miss Ella Mannaseh

Miss Waheeda Parmar
Academic Intervention Mentors

Mr Sam McClellan

Miss Fanyi Zhang

Miss Katie Teal


Teaching Assistants – in-class support
Mr Raymond Wilkes


Academic Achievement Mentor
Mr Aziz Rehman
Academic Achievement Mentor
Mr Marlon Thompson
Wellbeing Worker

Leeds Local Offer

 What is Leeds Local Offer?

The Leeds Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. The Leeds Local Offer is about providing families with information to make informed choices about services they choose to use.

For further information, follow the link below:

 Leeds Local Offer

Please view the video guide here.


If you wish to contact our SEND team, please email - Mrs H Mills is the SENCo at Leeds City Academy.