"Growing, learning and working together to be the best we can"
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.
We are a Community Special School for children and young people (aged 2-19) with learning difficulties and disabilities.
I am delighted to welcome you to the North West Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre!
We hope that you find this site helpful in finding out about the wonderful work of our talented staff that provide the very best education we can for our brilliant pupils – all of whom have an Education Health Care (EHC) Plan.
We are very proud of the fact that we are a diverse organisation. We have the specialist sites of Green Meadows and Penny Field Schools, and many of our pupils are based full-time in our mainstream partnership schools:
- Brudenell Primary School
- Rawdon St Peters Primary School
- Allerton High School
- Benton Park High School.
We manage the city-wide support service for children and young people with autism (STARS). The service is accredited by the National Autistic Society and is the Autism Education Trust’s Training Hub for Yorkshire & Humberside.
We are commissioned by a collaboration of schools in the North West of Leeds (the Area Inclusion Partnership) to manage provision for Key Stage 3 students. This provision is for a fixed period with the aim of a successful return to mainstream learning. The students remain on the roll of their home school. All of this means that we can meet the needs of pupils of all ages and with the full spectrum of learning difficulties/disabilities.
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 with others what we do and get ideas from others too as this helps us learn. Our contact details are below.
For parental and public queries please choose Option 4 when telephoning and ask for Ann Garnett.