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||
|Miss Jen Oliver||
|Mrs Dee Danahay||
|Mrs Karen Deeley||
|Miss Kim Potter||
Miss Ella MannasehMiss Waheeda Parmar
|Academic Intervention Mentors|
Mr Sam McClellan
Miss Fanyi ZhangMiss Katie Teal
|Teaching Assistants – in-class support|
|Mr Raymond Wilkes
|Academic Achievement Mentor|
|Mr Aziz Rehman
||Academic Achievement Mentor|
|Mr Marlon Thompson
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:
Please view the video guide here.
If you wish to contact our SEND team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - Mrs H Mills is the SENCo at Leeds City Academy.