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January 2020 OFSTED Monitoring Visit Outcome

On Tuesday 7th January Marian Thomas HMI visited the NWSILC to monitor the progress school is making towards the areas for improvement identified in its last inspection (Oct 23rd - 24th 2018).

Unlike previous inspections this was a monitoring visit – one day, one inspector, to enable Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, to check whether the school was continuing to make progress to become a good school.

We are delighted to report that the letter concludes we are continuing to make effective progress.

Please see our 'Latest News' section of the website for the full outcome letter.

Welcome to our School

The North West SILC is a community special school that offers fantastic learning opportunities for children and young people aged from 2 to 19, with a range of complex learning difficulties. Some of our pupils are on the autistic spectrum, have complex medical needs or who because of their communication difficulties become anxious and struggle to engage. All are our priority, and through outstanding staff and our passion to deliver innovative learning, we are proud to say we meet the needs of all our young people, helping them to achieve their maximum potential.

We have the specialist sites of Green Meadows School and Penny Field School, and many of our pupils are based full-time in our mainstream partnership bases within Brudenell Primary School, Rawdon St Peters Primary School, Allerton High School and Benton Park High School. 

Welcome to our website, and if you have any questions or queries about the school and our provision then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mr. Gavin Hosford - Headteacher, Green Meadows School & Partnerships

Mrs. Hannah Duffey - Headteacher, Penny Field School


The NWSILC is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of all our children

and expects staff, volunteers and parents/carers to share this commitment

North West SILC, Tongue Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 4QD

Tel: 0113 336 8270        Email: info@nwsilc.org

Twitter: @NWSILC

Our Ethos Statement

“We treat everyone as an individual. In partnership with others we do our best to provide opportunities in which to learn, fulfil potential and develop life skills. Everyone can enjoy learning in a safe, secure and friendly environment. Everyone respects, cares for and supports each other”.

Our ethos is a long standing and deeply embedded one and fits well with British Values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Our Offer

Admission to the North West SILC is via the Children Leeds SEN Pupil Placement Team based at Adam’s Court (0113 395 1100). The North West SILC is named on a pupils’ Statement of Special Educational Needs.
The North West SILC will consider all referrals and will only question admission if:

  • we cannot meet the pupil’s needs
  • the placement of the pupil represents an inefficient use of resources
  • the placement of the pupil would be detrimental to the education of other children.

We ensure that all of our pupils are treated with respect and dignity. They are given equal access to learning opportunities regardless of their special needs and disabilities. This is achieved via planning (eg individual education plans and high levels of curriculum differentiation), a wide range of physical adaptations to our premises (eg wheelchair access ramps and low stimulation areas for pupils with autism) and the availability of equipment (hoists, standing frames etc).
Future developments include attention to accessibility (required under the Equality Act 2010) and the specific needs of pupils. 

Please contact us directly if you would like more information or a visit – we are always keen to share what we do with others.

Our contact details are below. 

Thank you.

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