Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

“The school has been so caring and patient towards my daughter who has an autism diagnosis, and has provided us with so much ongoing support as a family. This means so much to us. They genuinely want the best for every child that attends the school.” 
- Parent

At Morley Victoria we are a highly inclusive school where every child matters. We adhere to the SEND Regulations of 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice in everything that we do.

We closely monitor all children to ensure every child is challenged and makes progress at their level in a happy, safe and secure environment. All our staff plan a lively, broad and balanced curriculum where every child can be successful because we do an excellent job at catering for the needs of individuals who require it. The children with SEND at Morley Victoria have thrived in our care and have participated fully in the life of the school - in the curriculum, in extra-curricular activities, in concerts, trips & visits and on school residentials - these have often been a highlight of their school experience.

All children are welcome at Morley Victoria - we have found that children with SEND have brought a different dynamic to the classroom and the rest of the class have benefitted from their presence because of their acceptance of difference and individuality. The children with SEND themselves have benefitted from being part of our whole school community where they are welcomed as friends and equals.

If you have a child who has SEND and you are thinking about applying for a place at Morley Victoria, please do come and see us - we would love to chat with you to discuss how we can work together to meet the needs of your child throughout their time with us.

If your child has a disability, you will need to have a good look around our school to assess whether our building can meet the needs of your child. We will do everything we can to support any child who wishes to come to our school by making simple adaptations where we can. We are always thinking of ways that we can make our school more accessible - we have ramps to enable children and adults with disabilities to access each building and we have disabled toilets and care suites available in school to help and support those who require it. Again, please do come for a visit to help you to make your all important decision.

You will need to apply for a place for your child via Leeds City Council but if you feel that your child has exceptional educational needs that can only be met by one school then you will need to submit some additional information when you apply for your school place. You can find out more information by visiting: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/check-if-you-need-to-submit-extra-information. If your child has an Education Health Care Plan, this may apply to you.

All of our staff support individuals and groups of children where necessary, to ensure the children are able to participate and achieve well. We are very lucky to gain support through our Cluster Support Services - their role is to work within the Morley Primary Partnership to provide support to our children and families, this includes access to many services such as speech and language therapy and core therapeutics such as Art and Lego therapy .

For further information please read our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and our SEND - Local Offer document, both of which can be found in the policies section of our website or click here for a quick link. You may also wish to speak to our Special Needs Co-ordinator (or SENCo), Mrs Wood or the Assistant SENCo, Mrs Ashlee.

If at any point you are not happy with the quality of provision that we have in place for your child, please contact the school so that we can sort out the problem as a matter of urgency.  We also have a complaints policy and procedures listed under our policies section of the website which can be referred to if needed.

The Accessibility Plan for the school community is reviewed regularly throughout the school year, this is a working document that is uploaded onto our website, in the policies section, in the Autumn term.