Special Educational Needs and Disability

Our staff work hard in identifying any special educational needs (SEN) that pupils may have to ensure that they can access the curriculum being taught and successfully progress.

At Leeds & Broomfield we build strong foundations for all; to learn, flourish and fill their hearts with God’s love. Everyone is important, valued and needed to make L&B grow. We give a quality all round nurturing education which develops the whole child; If the rain came we would not fall. 


“As many hands build a house, so many hearts make a school.” 

(Matthew Ch 7 24-27)



Our school Christian Vision and Values support the development of the children and all within the school and local community, giving the children and staff a positive outward looking view. The pupils and staff support and help each other and the local community enabling all to flourish. We have explored the story of Matthew (Ch 7 24-27) showing curiosity, and the children felt empathy for the builder of the house on the sand, but said they must be resilient to try again. Jesus was honest with his followers and people followed and trusted him. The story continues showing how Jesus respected all and everyone who wanted to listen and learn could – no one was turned away. This high level of inclusion and respect is what makes Leeds and Broomfield a great school community to be part of ‘many hearts make a school’

Everyone in the school community, governors, staff, pupils and parents have a positive part to play in achieving provision for pupils with SEN.

If you have any concerns with your child’s learning please speak to their class teacher in the first instance.

Where necessary, they will consult with the school Senco and they will work together with you to put strategies in place to support your child.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Senco)

Mrs Naomi Coleman is the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Senco) for Leeds and Broomfield and is responsible for the day to day operation of the SEN policy.

Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:

a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or 

b) Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of
facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in
mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

[SEND Code of Practice, 2015]

Key information

Our objectives revolve around:

  • we provide a caring environment where pupils can learn and develop to their full potential
  • all our pupils have access to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum
  • we value the contributions and achievements of all pupils 
  • our staff respond to individual needs where necessary
  • we see all pupils as individuals with differing interests, knowledge and skills
  • we recognise that support is an entitlement for all children who may need it, rather than a special addition to their education

L&B Accessibility Plan Sept 2023