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Joseph Leckie Academy

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SEND Provision

Walsall Right 4 SEND

As a parent / carer of a child who has special educational needs and / or an EHCP, I am writing to you to seek your views on proposed changes to High Needs Funding arrangements for children with additional needs.
The High Needs Funding formula is the local process that is used to allocate funding that the council receives from the government, to the schools and settings that support children with additional needs in the borough of Walsall.
Walsall SEND services have been working with Walsall schools and partner services to review our approach to High Needs Funding arrangements, with the overall aim of developing a new approach for allocating the funding so that it is child centred, needs based, transparent, equitable and affordable.
We would urge you all to please read the letter below and to submit your views on this new model of funding directly to the authority.
Closing date for responses is the 20th December.

Our Beliefs and values with regard to SEND

The vision for all our students is inclusion, ensuring that they have access to a broad and balanced curriculum and to provide an environment where students can grow in confidence and self-esteem and develop independence.

We endeavour to foster an atmosphere in which students experience a sense of belonging at Joseph Leckie Academy and feel that they are able to make a contribution to the school community irrespective of their status. We believe that every child has a right to enjoy and achieve. This includes students with special educational needs and disabilities. We also believe that every teacher is a teacher of SEND.


In order to achieve this, Joseph Leckie Academy will:

  • Ensure that all students with special educational needs have their needs identified and met.
  • Operate a whole - Academy approach to the management and provision of support for special educational needs.
  • Make effective provision to ensure inclusion.
  • Offer full access to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum.
  • Ensure that the progress of all students with special educational needs is carefully monitored.
  • Provide advice and support to all staff working with students with special educational needs students.

For any SEN Enquiries to the Academy, please contact our SENCO:

Mr Kristian Wallworth
Telephone: 01922 721071 (ext. 217)

Walsall Council SENDIAS

At Walsall Council SENDIASS we are able to provide free, impartial, confidential advice and support about education, health and social care to children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.

Contact Details
John Bird -
email: - Tel: 07384821795

Aileen Overton - email: -   Tel: 07827311786

SEND Policy:

To view our SEND Policy please visit our Policies page.

Access Arrangements Policy:

To view our Access Arrangements Policy, please visit our Policies page.

Special Educational Needs Information Report:

To view our SEND Information Report, Click Here.

Walsall Council Local SEN Offer:

Walsall Council’s Local Offer sets out information on what is available for children and young people from birth to 25 years in one place and covers universal, targeted and specialist provision for children, young people and their familiesplease click here to find out more.

Walsall Visually Impaired Team – Support for Families

Click here to access the VI Team Leaflet.