SEND and the Impact of Provision

Our SEND Coordinator is Miss S Lockett
01924 302865

I have been the SENDCo at the school for the last 20 years and I am passionate that ALL children have access to quality first teaching. All children have the potential to be the best they can and at Towngate we believe in providing children with the mindset that encourages them to have a ‘can do’ attitude towrads their learning. We believe in promoting happiness and fun in school so ALL children develop a healthy appetite for learning and for seeking new adventures and opportunities.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns you can email me or contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Wakefield Local Offer

What is the Local Offer?

It provides information and support available for families with children and young people ages 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Wakefield Early Support, Advice ,Information and Liaison (WESAIL) provides a free, confidential and impartial service – which means we do not take sides and try to ensure everyone is given opportunities to express their views and feel listened to.


The aim of the WESAIL service is to support children, young people, their parents, carers and families by providing information to navigate systems and processes so that they can play an active role in decision making about matters relating to their or their children’s health, education, social care to support and empower them in meeting their child’s needs and promoting self-advocacy.

WESAIL is also responsible for updating the Local Offer and engaging with children, young people, families and stakeholders in its ongoing development and review. The aim of the local Offer is to help people easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities and their families.

Telephone: 07961 897036


Website: Apologies but due to some national changes, our website is currently unavailable or limited in it’s information. We are working on this and hope to have it rectified as soon as possible.
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Address: Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH

Towngate Primary Academy's Contribution to the Local Offer with Wakefield Local Authority

At Towngate Primary Academy we provide teaching and learning which enables all children to gain access to a broad, balanced and appropriately differentiated curriculum. We strongly believe in the role of Quality First Teaching and Curriculum Entitlement for all children.

Our aim is to ensure all children are supported in order that they may work confidently towards reaching their full potential. The Principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2014 set out the following guidance:

  • A child with special educational needs should have their educational needs met
  • The views of the child should be sought and taken into account during any decision making
  • The early identification of children’s needs and intervention to be put into place to support them
  • A greater choice and control for young people and parent’s support
  • Collaboration between Education Health and Social Care services to provide support
  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEND
  • Become confident young children with a growing ability to communicate their own views and ready to make the transition into compulsory education
  • To become confident individuals living fulfilling lives

At Towngate we pay close regard to the three key principles of inclusive education:

  • Setting suitable learning challenges
  • Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils
  • Towngate Primary Academy is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with SEND.