Leeds West Academy


Additional Needs Team

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Ms Bishop-West (Interim SENCO/NQT Coordinator)

Mr Bullock

Mrs Ghataurhae (SENCO)

Mr Bullock

Mrs Hobson (SEND)


 Mr Bullock

Miss Preston (Nurture)


At Leeds West Academy we understand that every student is different and from time to time may need extra support to ensure that they reach their potential and succeed. The Additional Needs Team (ANT) has been created for this academic year to ensure that no child’s education is limited by their needs. The ANT brings together professionals from all aspects of the academy to ensure the needs of each student are met and colleagues across the school are very clear on how to best support each and every child in their classrooms and around the academy.

A significant investment was made during summer 2017 to ensure that students with additional needs and students who require support have a specific location in the school they can visit when they need support. This included the creation of our large Nurture room fitted with a fully functional kitchen, two intervention classrooms and a sensory room.

To ensure each professional in the academy are clearly aware and able to support our students we use information from a range of sources to ensure we know as much as possible about each individual student. Our innovative systems ensure that every appropriate adult in the Academy is aware of every child’s additional needs and is fully aware of the help and support he/she may require. We expect this support to be provided in every lesson, without exception.


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