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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)


Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) is Suzanne Priestnall. She is a qualified teacher, who following a decision to pursue her interest in special educational needs, completed the SENCO accreditation qualification at Leeds University. 

As a school we have an open door policy and welcome the opportunity to discuss your child’s special educational needs and disabilities.  Suzanne Priestnall can be contacted by phone (0113) 2930314 or by email info@tnhps.rklt.co.uk

My name is Claire Duffy and I am the Special Educational Needs Governor and I also have two children at TNHPS in years 2 and 5.  I have been a governor since June 2019 and was interested in the role of SEND governor due to my background in education. I have been teaching for 18 years and have taught across the age ranges, so was interested in learning more and making a positive contribution to the school.

If you would like further information about how we support children with SEND then you will find these documents helpful.  Please click on the links below -

SEND Policy 2022

Annual Report to Parents July 2021

SEND School Offer - Frequently Asked Questions July 2021

Inclusion Policy May 2022

Accessibility Policy and Action Plan June 2022

SEND Information Report 2021

There are a number of support services that families of children with SEND can access.  Click on the links to find out further information and contact details.

Leeds SEND local offer https://leedslocaloffer.org.uk

Public Health Integrated Nursing Service 0-19

Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Information for Families

Crisis Card - Contact Details for Support Services

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

NHS Speech and Language Services -

Leeds Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children with speech, language and communication difficulties and/or with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties that impact on their ability to participate in everyday activities.  Further information can be found at https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/child-speech-and-language-therapy

They also provide a children’s speech and language therapy toolkit that contains advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children’s speech, language and communication skills.  Further information can be found at https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/speech-and-language-therapy-toolkit

Click on the links below for further information about specific aspects of SLCN.

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Speech, Language and Communication Parent Workshop 27th June 2022

Speech, Language and Communication Slides 

The Talking House

In addition to the support provided by the NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service we have partnered with The Talking House, which is a leading independent Speech and Language practice based in Wetherby.

The Talking House pride themselves on providing professional, reliable and practical advice and support relating to speech, language and communication, with a personal touch. They aim to give all children and young people a ‘voice’ so that they can build relationships, learn, create, express their needs, wants and desire, voice their opinions and share ideas. All vital building blocks in leaning and social development.

Within school, The Talking House support children with complex speech, language and communication needs through staff training, advice and strategies for classroom-based intervention, assessment, therapy, and individualised programmes.

For further information on The Talking House please visit their website https://www.thetalkinghouse.co.uk

Early Support - Helping Every Child Succeed!

These information booklets were produced by the Department of Children, Schools and Families, Sure Start and the Department of Health and published 2010.  They have not been updated, but continue to provide useful information for parents and families. 

Please click on the links -

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