The Leeds Local Offer
The Leeds Local Offer brings together in one place all the information on what services children and young people and their families with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities can expect from a range of public agencies, including education, health and social care.
The Children and Families Act became law on 13 March 2014. The new Act changes some of the laws about services for children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their families.
This includes a new law that requires all Local Authorities and schools to publish a Local Offer explaining how they aim to meet the needs of these children and young people. This will become a legal duty from September 2014. This is because in the past, families have reported that they find it difficult to find out about services and how to access them.
For more information on the Leeds Local Offer just follow the link to their website.
Our School Offer
At Blackgates, we believe that our school reflects the diversity of society, and should be and is, as inclusive as possible. We are proud to be an inclusive school providing a high quality, creative and challenging education within a secure, caring and happy environment, where every child experiences a sense of enjoyment and is helped to achieve their very best. The benefits of inclusion affect all our children, in that they develop their understanding and empathy, and become more caring, understanding members of society. We believe in equal opportunities for all, where everyone is treated with respect and dignity and as such, equally valued.
Below is our School Offer explaining how we, as an inclusive school, meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.