SEND and Inclusion

SEND and Inclusion

At St. Chad’s, all our staff are passionate about improving educational and personal outcomes for all children, especially our vulnerable children or children with SEND.


We demonstrate commitment to this passion by ensuring our staff are well trained and regularly reviewing our practice, often in consultation with our pupils and parents, to promote continuous improvement. Training is updated every few years in a cyclical fashion to ensure our newest members of staff can also benefit from high quality professional development.


Dependent upon their role and starting date in school, our staff have received a range of training around specific needs including:

  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Making Sense of Autism – Tier 1 training
  • Good Autism Practice – Tier 2 training
  • Leading Good Autism Practice – Tier 3 (Jackie Matthews, Inclusion Leader)
  • Supporting children with ADHD
  • Trauma and Attachment Needs
  • The Thrive Approach
  • Dyslexia and Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
  • Deaf and Hearing Impairments
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Developmental Language Disorder


Our Inclusion Leader is Miss Jackie Matthews, who has overall responsibility for co-ordinating the inclusive provision across school.We love to hear from our school community about what we are doing well, as well as any suggestions you have on how we can improve. If you have any comments or feedback about the inclusive practice in school, please contact Miss Jackie Matthews via the designated email address:

Family information

Raising and supporting your child with SEND will be full of joy and hugely rewarding but it can also be hard and isolating at times.Please know you are not alone and any member of staff in school will be happy to talk to you about your child’s needs or offer support where it is requested.


You may find some of the following services available in Leeds, useful, too.

The Family Information Service

This is a website with links to local information on a range of family needs including childcare and SEND.

Tel: 0113 247 4386

Leeds SEND Information Advice Support Service (Leeds SENDIASS)

They support children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers to help with related concerns or questions. The provide a free, impartial and confidential service through their website and online resources.

Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS73NB

Helpline: 0113 378 5020 (Mon-Fri 10am to 3pm)

Leeds Local Offer

The Leeds Local Offer provides information for children and young people with 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.!/directory

Leeds City Council Inclusive Sport Programme

The downloadable programme details all of the regular specific disability and inclusive sport opportunities that exist across Leeds. This covers children, young people and adults with any disability and all ability levels.

Customer Contact Centre:

Tel: 0113 378 8001


Leeds Mencap

They offer important services to people with learning disabilities and also recognise the needs of the whole family. They’re on hand to provide advice, support, and long-term help to all those they work with.

The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU

Tel: 0113 235 1331


Changing Places

Changing Places are toilet facilities, for children, young people and adults with profound or multiple disabilities, which are fitted with specialist equipment including a hoist and changing bench. They provide enough space for up to two carers to support the person with a disability to use the Changing Place.

One Minute Guide:


Leeds Changing Places: