Pigeon Cote Road, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 1EP

0113 232 9031

Our Lady Of Good Counsel

Catholic Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Local Offer)


Our Lady's Catholic Primary School is a highly inclusive primary school which has high aspirations for all our children to ensure that they reach their full potential.  We work in partnership with our children, parents and outside agencies to provide the best possible educational outcomes, including those with a range of additional and complex needs.  Our inclusion policy and procedures ensure that high quality first teaching, high expectations, early intervention and appropriate support for all our children are in place to allow all our children to succeed. 

The class teacher, alongside other support staff, plans an appropriately differentiated curriculum for our children with additional needs to ensure high quality teaching and learning with effective support and resources.  Assessments ensure that children are on track to meet targets and planning accurately addresses needs. Progress, targets and plans are regularly reviewed and evaluated to inform next steps.


What does SEND mean?
SEND means Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Children have a special need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made. This will be if the child:

  • Has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.


  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders then from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of school age within Local Authority area.


The four broad areas of SEND need are:
  • communication and interaction.
  • cognition and learning.
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • sensory and/or physical needs.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's learning and development; social and emotional or mental and physical needs, then please do not hesitate to contact our SENCo Mrs Casson at k.casson@ourladys.org

This page can be used to find out about Our Lady's supports children with Special Educational Need and Disabilities. 

Our Lady's SEND Local Offer

Our Lady's Inclusion Policy

 Leeds Local SEND offer

Click on this link to access the Local Offer for Leeds

Leeds Local Offer

Help for Parents and Links

Support for parents with children with special educational needs or disabilities

Please click this link to access further support from the Leeds Advice Service for SEND. https://sendiass.leeds.gov.uk/

Local Support for Children with SEND 


Other Support for Children with SEND 

  • www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
  • www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
  • www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
  • www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
  • www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
  • www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
  • www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
  • www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
  • www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories