What is SEND?


Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)         

 A child or young person has SEND 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 or

disability if he or she:
• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

• 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

The Four Broad Areas of Need




The Graduated Response



The Gateway

(Giving Access to Targeted support, Ensuring the Wellbeing and Attainment of our Young people) 


“To use positive relationships to encourage pupils to use their experiences as motivation to succeed in all areas of their lives”


To provide an environment in which Lea Manor pupils are able to face challenges and use mistakes to enhance their learning experience. So that they grow to fulfil their potential, demonstrated by their ability to reflectively respond to challenge, resiliently utilise available resources, take responsibility as part of a wider community and rationally apply skills and knowledge to solve problems. Pupils will learn in a setting in which everyone is valued and treated equally

The Gateway Interventions

Students access interventions within the Gateway area. Interventions fall within the four broad areas of SEND needs and are led by Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants


Cognition and Learning

Sensory and Physical

Communication and Interaction

Emotional Wellbeing **

Reading for Meaning**

Touch Typing/Access arrangements*

Social Communication Competency**

ELSA – Stress/Anxiety

Lexia (Literacy catch up)*

Handwriting/Motor Skills*

Speech Language and Communication*

Self- regulation**

Maths Whizz (Numeracy catch-up)*

Sensory Circuits**

SRP/Post 16 focus

Drawing & talking***

Working Memory and Processing*

Behaviour for Learning


Self esteem**

TWINKL Phonics / Guided Reading*

School Readiness Programme

Preparation for Life*

Block Therapy** (Also meets motor skills and communication and interaction needs)

*Groups of 12-15

**Groups of 6-8 or 1:1

***1:1 only

Maple (ASC Provision)

Pupils in this provision all have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and all have a diagnosis of Autism

This is funded separately from the main school and is only available for those pupils who are on the Maple roll. Pupils follow the same curriculum as their peers attending as many lessons in the main school as possible supported by LSAs. The aim is that, ideally, students gradually increase this time, over the first 12 months of admission, to at least 50% of their time in the main school.


Where possible, teachers come into Maple to ensure pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum 



Key Contacts In School 

If you have any questions relating to SEND or for more information please contact one of our team:

SENCO: Mr B Currier (Assistant Headteacher)


Helen Curr (Inclusion)


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LMHS SEND Information Report 2022.23 v1 1 07th Nov 2022 Download
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