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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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At Temple Learning Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all our students, whatever their talents or additional needs, find both support and challenge within our curriculum offer. We display a variety of support strategies both within the mainstream classroom and in a small group or individual basis, this enables them to explore the full extent of their academic, creative and personal capabilities and develop a breadth of skills and passions which will follow them into adult life. 

We are committed to promoting the welfare and interests of our students with special needs, supporting their families and ensuring we do our best to provide accessibility in terms of curriculum provision, human and physical resources including making reasonable adjustments where necessary. We aim to ensure a successful transition to the next step after Temple Learning Academy. 


SEND provision at Temple Learning Academy is overseen and led by the Assistant Principal for Inclusion, Miss Lisa Morrell. The quality of our SEND provision and its impact are regularly reviewed by the Senior Leadership team and the governing body throughout the year.

The SEND Team

Our SEND students will primarily be supported through quality first teaching in the mainstream classroom. Some students may have some additional support in the classroom, others may have individual or group interventions. This support comes from our SEND team which is made up of our Assistant Principal for Inclusion, SENDCO, Assistant SENDCO, a team of HLTAS and TAs and Learning Mentors.


Our policies reflect the School’s commitment to the inclusion, safety and wellbeing of our students. We regularly review our policies to ensure that they and our practice is compliant with relevant legislation.

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Key contacts for SEND support

Assistant Principal for Inclusion: Miss Lisa Morrell

SEND Manager: Miss Zaira Sadiq

Primary SENDCO: Mrs Jennifer Malcolm

Secondary SENDCO: Miss Lisa Morrell (Acting)

Telephone:  0113 2645456


‘’Lucas is a completely different person since joining Temple Learning academy. In short space of time he has been successful in building positive relationships with staff and students, which is one of things he has struggled with in the past. He comes home happy, sees positives of life and sees his ability. His mindset has changed for the better. The inclusion team has been so understanding and communication has been fantastic. They recognise his strengths and make him realise his strengths. I am so impressed. I am filling out an in-year application for Lucas’s siblings as I think they will benefit from being at TLA’’.

Temple Learning Academy is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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