Primary School and Nursery

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

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Matrix of Need Document

Miss M Mobeen is responsible for overlooking the provision of SEND in school. As SENDCo, her role is to work closely with other teachers and parents to ensure that children with additional needs receive provision that will help them to make progress.

Dr A Seedat is a Senior Educational and Child Psychologist. He is commissioned by the school to work on every other Thursday. Dr Seedat works with children and young people from 0-25 years, and with the adults who are involved with them, in order to improve educational outcomes and support them to maintain their psychological wellbeing.

Mr N Marshall is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. He is commissioned by the school to work on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. His role is to provide support and advice for children who have difficulties with speech, language and communicating and interacting with other adults and peers.

Learning mentors



“Learning Mentors work with groups of pupils and individuals (throughout the school), teachers and managers, parents, carers and families, schools and other agencies, helping to construct a support network. Within the framework they develop trusting relationships in which information can be shared.

A wide variety of pupils are supported by Learning Mentors, often with behaviour problems, persistent absences, including SEN pupils. The pupils may be demotivated or lacking self-esteem, have fallen behind with their work, find communication difficult or may have physical difficulties.

Whatever issues individual pupils face, Learning Mentors can help develop respect not just for themselves but also for those around them.

There are many after school clubs that pupils are able to participate in. These are run by the Learning Mentors and include both educational and sports related activities.

As Learning Mentors we are aware that getting target children out from class to spend quality time to reflect on their learning or behaviour, problems or any issues that they may have, actually helps them recognise self-awareness and gain skills to use in class. Therefore, it will prepare them for the curriculum.

We believe that all pupils should be able to enjoy different experiences, including SEN pupils. These experiences help build character, self-esteem, broadening horizons and develop their motor co-ordination skills at their own pace.

For inclusion we take out SEN groups to trips such as; St Ives horse riding, where the pupils receive the therapeutic benefits that riding can bring with the opportunity to achieve their personal goals and develop their self-confidence.”
– Asrar Qayum and Asif Iqbal, Learning Mentors

Nurture Staff



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These Frequently Asked Questions have been devised in conjunctions with parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s Special educational needs and if I have any concerns?

  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • At Lapage school we have a team of people to help you:
    • The school offices are available during the school hours and are happy to help you – Contact 01274 669100
    • Family support worker, Sheena Khan – I support families to help them to bring their children to school ready to learn. Contact her at 01274 669100 or by email
    • Special Educational Needs Coordinator-Mariya Mobeen and Andrea Gray – We support the school to ensure your child has the right support to be successful in school. Contact 01274 669100 or email at
    • Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion Andrea Gray – I ensure that all children are able to access education and are successful in school. Contact at 01274 669100 or 07532 811953

What are the different types of support available for my child with SEN in this school? 

  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • Our teachers are all qualified and have regular CPD in order to meet the variety of needs in their classroom.
  • Our teaching team have many years of experience supporting a variety of needs
  • The Teaching Assistants at Lapage are regularly trained in how to best support all children, especially those with Special Educational Needs.
  • If additional training is needed for the adults working with your child, this will be provided
  • Currently, we have trained, experienced Learning Mentors who work with children to provide them with additional support, both within and outside of the classroom to help children learn
  • We have a classic nurture group with fully trained staff who support children to further develop socially and emotionally to help them to learn better in the classroom
  • We have a wealth of experience in supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Our hygiene room is equipped with a hoist to support children with physical difficulties to transfer
  • We have a stair climber to transport children using a wheelchair upstairs

Will my child be comfortable with their class teacher? 

  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • Our teachers are trained to understand the needs of all children and will develop a caring relationship with your child to help him/her fulfil his/her potential
  • Class teachers develop carefully planned and structured lessons to ensure that learning is personalised to children in order to ensure that they make progress and that the targets are achievable
  • The Teaching Assistant will work closely alongside your child and deliver quality interventions to enhance your child’s progress
  • We are a Communication Friendly school and we encourage our children to share their thoughts, feelings and any concerns they might have with us so that we are able to help them.
  • Our classrooms are attractive, accessible environments and they are set up to encourage children’s independence

How is my child kept safe at this school? 

  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • All children are supervised at all times and we have systems in place to ensure that our children are safe at school; these can be customised to meet the needs of your child.
  • All staff have regular safeguarding training so that they know how to keep your child safe
  • When leaving the school premises, careful assessments of risks are undertaken and provision is made to reduce these.

How will the school manage my child’s challenging behaviour due to Special Educational Needs? 

  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • We believe that all behaviour is communication and we strive to understand what your child is trying to tell us

How will my child be able to interact with other children? 

  • All children in our school learn to value and respect each other as individuals and celebrate differences
  • Children at Lapage are excellent at supporting and helping children with special needs and this is something that we are very proud of
  • In our school, our support is based on recognising the individual needs of your child
  • We encourage all children to talk to each other, build positive friendships and we organise school life to ensure this happens

How often is the school going to feedback regarding my children’s progression and learning?

  • Feedback and/or discussion for your child’s progress can take place both formally and informally
  • There are regular opportunities (three times a year) for formal feedback
  • You can request an additional meeting at any time
  • When you collect your child at the end of the day, the class teacher will be happy to give you brief feedback
  • If you have any immediate concerns, you will always be able to talk to someone in school


  • Lapage works closely with other schools in the neighbourhood to support the continuous development and ensure that our practice is up to date.

Lapage Primary School & Nursery, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX
Telephone: 01274 669100 | Fax: 01274 770171 | E-mail:

Heads of School: Mrs S Khan and Mrs S Akhtar

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