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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)


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. Mrs Bowes is our SENDCo and leads the team with Mrs Harrison 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 Child Development and Access officer who supports staff to ensure all of our pupils can access the provision they need to make sure they make the best possible progress.


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. 


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 speak to your class teacher first then make an appointment with Mrs Bowes, who is always happy to listen.

SEND Staff

SEND Staff  1 Mrs R. Harrison - Inclusion Manager
SEND Staff  2 Miss E. Birch - Access and Disability Officer
SEND Staff  3 Mrs M. Bowes - SENDCO
SEND Staff  4 Mrs S. Tomlinson - Autism Provision Leader

Sharp Lane Primary School SEND Information Report 2019


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 Leaflet for Parents

Autism awareness

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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

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