St Margaret'sC of E Primary School


Our Inclusion Team:

Mrs Jill Spencer
Deputy Head Teacher / Inclusion Co-Ordinator
Role in school: Oversee and co-ordinate all members of the team to ensure a collaborative approach. Overall responsibility for all aspects of Special Needs and the Pastoral team. Working with outside agencies and services to ensure all children’s needs are being met.

Ms Michelle Ross
Role in school: Responsible for co-ordinating support for our SEND children and their families. Working in collaboration with other services and agencies to achieve a successful outcome.

Mrs Joanne Hiley
Learning Mentor
Role in school: To support and nurture children in school to help them to achieve their potential and to enable them to overcome barriers to learning.

Miss Sam Evans
Family Support Advisor
Role in school: Responsible for supporting children and their families. Working in collaboration with other services and agencies to achieve a successful outcome.

Miss Gemma Croft and Miss Maeve Durnan
Inclusion Support Worker spec ASC
Role in school: Responsible for supporting SEND children and their families, with a specific focus on children with ASC needs. Working in collaboration with other services and agencies to achieve a successful outcome.

Mrs Vicky Eastwood
Inclusion Support Worker specialising in Speech and Language
Role in school: Responsible for supporting SEND children with needs in the area of speech and language.

The B.A.S.E at St. Margaret's
Resource Provision
Mrs Kimberley Boucher: Manager
Mrs Elizabeth Paul: Teacher
Mrs Jennifer Sanderson: SEND Teaching Assistant

Our Resource Provision is a 12 place setting for children with Complex Communication Needs and has its own area in school.

As a team we work closely with and signpost parents to Horsforth Children’s Services who can provide parent support, parenting classes and holiday activities for children.

Referrals can be made for extra support through the Cluster, such as family support, child and adult counselling.

Please feel free to speak to us or drop into school, if you have any worries or concerns.
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Are you the Parent or Carer of a child with ASD, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or any other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Please join us for a relaxed chat, a supportive ear, and a cuppa.

Where: Brownlee Stone Centre, 
Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 5BL. (Ring the buzzer for Horsforth Children Services to gain entry) 
When: 1st Friday of every month during term time.
Drop in anytime from 9-10.30am. 
It would be great to see you. 
 Thank You Rachael Ward.



 Parent/Carer Support

  • Family Support:- Daisy Chain Project 

           Family Support Service - Daisy Chain Project

             Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children claim form - GOV.UK (

 Carer's Allowance claim form - GOV.UK ( The Time for Carers fund can provide an unpaid carer with a payment of up to £250 so that you can have a break from your caring role. The scheme is funded by Leeds City Council and administered by Carers Leeds.
You must be an unpaid Carer – someone who, without payment, provides support to a friend or family member who due to illness, frailty, disability, mental health issues or substance misuse cannot manage without their help. Any unpaid carer is potentially eligible for a grant, it is not means tested.
Aged 16 and over.
The person with care needs must live in the Leeds area.
Former carers can apply for a grant up to a year after the person with care needs has died or gone into permanent residential care.
Only one application can be made every 3 years. Where more than one carer in a household provides care for the same person, only 1 application can be made. We cannot accept multiple applications from carers who care for the same person. Applications can be made every 3 years subject to the return of receipts.
For more information on how to apply, visit the Carers Leeds website:,and%20administered%20by%20Carers%20Leeds



Activities and Short Breaks

  • Breeze Inclusion Information and Events –
    • “Information to try to help make Leeds events and activities for children and young people with additional needs that little bit more accessible.”
  • People in Action –
    • People In Action is a charity based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We work with people with learning disabilities and autism to support happy, healthy and independent lives.”
  • People Matters –
    • “People Matters creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities and other hidden disabilities who experience disadvantage to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways as anybody else”
  • Autism Angels –
    • “We are a registered Charity and we offer a range of programmes and events to support any individual or families’ needs”
  • Leeds Weekend Care Association –
    • Leeds Weekend Care Association is a local charity that provides weekend and evening social clubs for children and young people with disabilities.
  • Endorphins –
    • Whether it’s dance, drama, arts & crafts, gaming, or other games and activities, our safe and supportive inclusive sessions are a great way for SEND children and young people to have fun, make friends and flourish.

    • Endorphins Booking information 2020
  • South Leeds Hub Youth Club –
    • A Youth Club for 8-18 years on a Wednesday evening.
  • Herd Farm Residentials –
    • These opportunities are designed to give the family and indeed the child a short break. Your child will enjoy a two night full board activity residential in the countryside.
  • Leeds adapted cycling –
    • his programme is co-ordinated by Leeds City Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles department and involves all partners across the city. Leeds Disability Sport offers an extensive range of sports activities and recreational opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults of all ability levels.
  • Junior Disabled Swimming Lesson –
    • To join these lessons children are required to be assessed and will then be placed in the most appropriate group for their ability, we have 5 options available and so we are able to accommodate most children’s needs.

Autism Services



Look out for our regular Makaton signs that you will be able to practice with family and friends.
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