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Learning in Harmony Trust

SEND @ Learning in Harmony

SEND @ Learning in Harmony

Our support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Being a Trust with 10 primary schools and two special schools has significant advantages for our staff, our pupils and our local community.

Our two special schools, JFK Special School (an Outstanding provider) and the newly opened Connaught Special School, together with our central SEND Improvement Team, work closely with our primary schools to enable all of them to successfully meet the needs of our young people with SEND.

Please find below an overview of our SEND provision, and if you have any questions, please do get in contact at:

Our Trust-wide Commitment to SEND

Across our Trust, we are committed to ensuring that all our students with SEND have access to a provision which meets their needs.

We are passionate about the lives and outcomes of our young people within and outside of mainstream learning. Our culture ensures all learners with SEND or additional needs are fully welcomed within their school community.

Access to Expertise Within the Trust

Our special schools and central SEND team support SENCOs to provide quality-first teaching for SEND learners in mainstream classrooms and create specialised resources, including a bespoke teaching toolkit, to support all classroom teachers.

By creating a strong network of SEND expertise, they are able to support schools to undertake SEND audits and help to develop SEND specific improvement plans. Our Trust helps to mentor new SENCOs, and provide specialist advice and support across a range of areas. We also offer a range of inreach opportunities, particularly with regard to:

  • Behaviours of concern
  • Effective models of communication
  • The sensory curriculum
  • Structuring the environment to promote learning
  • Structured teaching and learning

Our SEND Team

SEND & Inclusion Team (ID 1133)

  • Ashley Eastwood
    Executive Leader
  • Kirsty Allard
    SEND School Improvement Team
  • Kathy Rees
    SEND School Improvement Team
  • Julie Newman
    SEND School Improvement Team

Access to Networks

We facilitate our own SENCO and specialist teacher networks for our mainstream specialist settings to be able to access in order to share ideas and enhance their own provision.

Access to Training and Development Opportunities

We provide a range of training opportunities, including:

  • Autism Education Trust training
  • Team Teach Level 1 and Level 2 training
  • Attention Autism training
  • Signalong

 Further information regarding the Learning in Harmony outreach offer can be found here.

Learning in Harmony SEND in the Media

The Learning in Harmony SEND & Inclusion team have been featured in a number of publications regarding our SEND provision, examples of which can be found below: