Broomfield SILC Admission Policy
Broomfield SILC is an all-age school for children and young people with learning difficulties. The particular degree of difficulty will vary from individual to individual and will be reflected in the education provided for pupils.
An admission will be made for children or young persons who have learning difficulties which requires significantly different provision to that which is available in the mainstream school. We admit children with characteristics which fall into the five groups below.
We are specifically resourced for the following learning difficulties:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties,
- Severe Learning Difficulties,
- Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
We have specialised provision for children with:
- Autistic Spectrum and Attention Deficit Disorders
- Visual Impairment
We actively pursue inclusion partnerships with mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges of Further Education for our pupils. (These are covered in detail in our SEN Policy.)
Any pupil who achieves a level of understanding, which enables her/him to operate at their age appropriate National Curriculum Key Stage, will be transferred to a more appropriate learning establishment. Key Stage 2 is generally the upper limit of our curricular provision, irrespective of the age of the pupil.
All our pupils have a right to continue in education until the end of the academic year following their nineteenth birthday.
Medical Matters at Broomfield SILC
All contagious illnesses (e.g. chickenpox and infestations e.g. head lice) should be notified immediately. Please do not send your child to school if s/he is unwell. This will minimise the risk of infection to other children and ensure a speedy recovery.
We have two full time nurses, Sarah Broadhurst and (Vacancy). They are always available to parents and carers to give help and information about any nursing concerns you may have. They are also happy to visit you at home. The Area Nursing Co-ordinator, Kathryn Goodwin, has a responsibility for medical oversight of not only our pupils, but also pupils in two other special schools in Leeds.
When your child joins Broomfield, the nurse will contact you to talk about any medication or nursing needs. If your child has rashes, allergies etc. then please let her know.
Dr. David Cundall is our school Medical Officer and he is in school most Tuesday mornings to hold a clinic.
Your child will be seen for a routine medical once a year and you will be invited to this session.
We hope that you will make every effort to attend these medicals because they are an important opportunity for us all to meet and discuss your child's progress.
The school dentist visits once per year to carry out routine check-ups on all pupils.