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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

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Welcome to our SEN page! Here you will find a wealth of information and links to support your child and inform you about supporting children with Special Educational Needs.


At Sharp Lane Primary School, we pride ourselves on the fantastic provision we can offer our pupils. Miss Askew is our SENCo and leads the team with Mr Garden our Inclusion Manager. We have a great team of Learning Mentors in the PDC who support children with pastoral needs lead by Mrs Smith. Miss Birch is our Inclusion Support Manager and supports individuals and groups with behaviour and friendships.


Sharp Lane buys in additional time with our Speech and Language therapist every week to support our children and develop our staff. We have several teaching assistants who deliver speech and language interventions to children on a 1 to 1 basis each afternoon.  Mrs Tomlinson is our Autism lead and supports all staff with training and resources. Our team of trained teaching assistants deliver interventions including Rapid Reading and Toe by Toe. Some children also access Times Tables Rockstars before school.


We are constantly looking at ways to further enhance our provision and develop our team. We aim to add more information and useful documents to this page. Should you have any questions regarding your child, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mrs Askew who is always happy to listen.

Supporting Additional Needs at SLPS (all our children are special)

At Sharp Lane we are very proud of our Good OFSTED report. Here are some of the inspectors'  comments about SEN provision at Sharp Lane.


'Teaching assistants make a valuable contribution to pupils’ learning. They are used well and play an important part in lessons, whether working with groups of pupils or with individuals. Their positive contribution to pupils’ learning ensures that disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, and those who are disadvantaged, make good progress with their learning.'


'The school quickly identifies individual needs and provides good systems of support that are carefully monitored. From their starting points, these pupils make the same good levels of progress as their classmates.'


'Children’s progress is closely tracked to ensure their needs are met and that different groups of children, including the disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make good progress.'



SEN News

Feel Inspired sports camp at John Charles Centre for sport


On Tuesday 11th October 2016, 13 children from SLPS took part in the Feel Inspired Sports at John Charles. The children were given the opportunity to develop their self esteem and confidence in sport and develop their general sporting skills with trained coaches. The children were challenged when they took part in both wheelchair rugby and basketball. We all had a fantastic day and cannot wait for the next event. We will be choosing different children to take part next time.


Autism awareness week 2016 14th - 20th March

Marvelous Max - Autism Awareness for Kids

Marvelous Max is a 3 minute animated video for Primary School kids. The aim of the video is to create more awareness of autism spectrum disorder. ​

Apps for your tablet to support learners with Autism

Parent group at Richmond Hill Primary School.

Please see the information below regarding changes to the speech and language therapy service in Leeds

SEN update for parents

Supporting pupils with SpLD