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Special Educational Needs (SEND)

At Leonard’s School, we seek to nurture faith and inspire success for all pupils.  Through innovative teaching, high expectations and a varied inclusive curriculum we provide the opportunity for all learners to achieve and make a positive contribution to society.

As an academy within Lambeth, we are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. The school will meet the needs of children with the following SEND:

The school will follow the Graduated Approach throughout the process from the initial concerns about the child through to writing SSPs and carrying out EHCPs:

Assess, plan, do, review: The graduated approach to SEN

Click here to read the school’s SEND Information Report

Click here to read the school’s SEND policy

Click here to get to the Lambeth Local Offer Website.

The Inclusion Team

  Gabriella Heaney -SENDCO          Jose Rey - Learning Mentor



Designated Teacher for Looked After Children - Gabriella Heaney


Speech and Language Therapist  - Maeve Harrington


Lambeth Autism Advisory Service - Edyta Zjawiony


School Nurse - Talisa Baptiste


We provide a range of interventions to meet the children’s needs at St Leonard’s.  These are run by teachers, TAs and the Learning Mentor.  The interventions are decided based on assessment and observation and in discussion with class teachers, the SENDCo, the learning mentor and parents.

The Interventions that we provide at St Leonard’s School for Social Emotional and Mental Health needs are:

Lego therapy

Dealing with Feelings

Therapeutic Art

ELSA support

For Learning and Cognition needs, we provide the following:

Precision Teaching

Maths Interventions

Reading Interventions

Writing Interventions

Spelling Support

  • 1-1 Reading

For Physical and Sensory Needs


Fine Motor Skills

Sensory Room

For Communication and Interaction Needs, we provide:

Circle of Friends

Social Skills Groups

Speech and Language Therapy

Language Enrichment Groups

Attention and Listening Groups