Special Education Needs & Disabilities 

SEND At Clapgate

The SEND team is led by Mrs Woodhouse, our school SENDCO. Mrs Woodhouse has 10 years experience of leading SEND provision in primary schools. She is supported by Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Speight, specialist teaching assistants, both of whom have vast experience and skills in supporting children with SEND to learn and make progress.

Mrs Woodhouse can be contacted by calling the school office: 0113 2716700 or via email:  woodhousev@clapgateprimaryschool.org

SEND Policy and 

Information Report

Clapgate Primary School SEND Information Report and Policy 2021-2022

Our SEND Policy and Information Report details how we support and make provision for children with Special Educational Needs and explains the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in providing for children with SEND. 



Accessibility plan 2020

Our Accessibility Plan sets out how we plan to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum, improve the physical environment and accessibility of information to ensure all stakeholders can take advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services provided. 

An Ethos of Equity and Inclusion

Clapgate Primary School’s approach to SEND provision is underpinned by an understanding that all children are individual and require support unique to them and their needs. All staff in school are teachers of children with SEND and work closely with the SENDCO to ensure that children are given the right support for them to access their learning, with the ultimate goal being to remove the barriers that prevent children from reaching their potential.

Around school you will see this poster.

This is a visual representation of our approach to inclusion and promoting equity for all at Clapgate Primary School.

SEND Provision

At Clapgate Primary School we offer a range of supports to enable all children to make progress. This begins in the classroom with Quality First Teaching, scaffolds to support independent learning, a multi-sensory approach and a structured TA training programme to ensure that all staff are skilled and well prepared for their role.

We offer a range of evidence based interventions for more targeted support in school, including (but not limited to) SENIT’s Reading Fluency Intervention, NESSY, Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Arc, Precision Teaching and Numicon Breaking Barriers.

We have a Sensory Pathway in school for children who like to unwind using movement and touch at any point during the school day.

External Agency Support

We work with a number of professionals in school to continue to develop both our provision and practice in school to support our children with additional needs.

Services we work with include:

STARs team – http://www.starsteam.org.uk/

Educational Psychology Team

Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team

Family Support Workers

Impact North – https://www.impactnorth.co.uk/   

Useful Websites

https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/ – The Autism Education Trust

https://www.nessy.com/en-gb – Nessy – Dyslexia intervention

https://www.fintanoregan.com/adhd-plus/ – Information and support for parents of children with ADHD

https://widgitonline.com/ – Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists

Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:

Links to support in Leeds

Leeds Local Offer:



EHCPs – One Minute Guide:



Funding for inclusion:



SENDIASS: (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice Support Service)



Leeds Mindmate Single Point of Access: