An Introduction to SEND


SEND Statement – click her to download 
An Introduction to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)


The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).

This is known as the Local Offer.  Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the  website.

Since government reforms in 2014, there are now 4 areas of need for SEND children. These are:

Cognition and Learning

Communication and Interaction

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and/or physical

SEND at Whinmoor St Paul’s C of E Primary School

In September 2023, we had 32 children on the SEND register. These children are broken down into the areas of need as below:

Cognition and Learning

10 children

Communication and Interaction

18 children

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

3 children

Sensory and/or physical

0 children

Medical Need

1 child

Our SEND governor is Hilary Kitching. Our school SENCO is Mrs Percival.
If you would like to make an appointment with Mrs Percival then please phone the school office or contact us via

SEND Information Report

Schools also have to publish a SEND Information Report  on their website.  This will provide details about how we implement our policy for children and young people with SEND.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Here is a copy of our SEND Policy

Seacroft Manston Cluster 

Early Help is an additional support which is offered to all of our pupils and families. As a school, we work alongside our local Seacroft and Manston cluster to provide a variety of services for our families who may be facing various difficulties.

The purpose of Early Help is to support the well-being of children and families by tackling emerging needs at the earliest opportunity and prevent them from getting worse. This means working with you to identify any support you may need and to help you gain access to additional services that can promote positive outcomes.

Effective Early Help may be delivered at any point in your child’s life about any issue which is impacting or could affect their development and well-being, including education and health. You can find out more information by clicking here 

The Communication Offer – is now on the Leeds Local Offer Website


Do you…

  • Want to know what support is available in Leeds for helping children, young people and families with speech, language and communication development?
  • Know what support is available online, in the community and intended for all?
  • Want to identify speech, language and communication needs early?
  • Have concerns about a child’s speech, language and communication development and want to signpost a family to local services for focused support?
  • Know a family who need specialist support for speech, language and communication needs?

The Communication Offer is a directory of services and resources to support speech, language and communication development in Leeds. You can now find the Communication Offer information on the Leeds Local Offer Website.

Useful documents
Medical Related Websites 
STARS Support Section