East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

"John Jamieson is an outstanding school with inclusion at the heart of its life. Securing equality of opportunity for students is pivotal to its work, permeating all its planning and decision-making" - Ofsted 2012

Welcome to East Silc

Welcome to our school.

"The East SILC is an outstanding school offering exciting learning opportunities for children aged between 3 – 19 with a range of complex learning difficulties. Some of our pupils are on the autistic spectrum, have complex medical needs or who because of their communication difficulties become anxious and struggle to engage. All are our priority, and through outstanding staff and a thirst to deliver innovative and creative learning, we are proud to say we meet the needs of all our young people, helping them to achieve their maximum potential."

Diane Reynard, Principal, East SILC.

As a specialist setting we actively seek out best practice and innovative teaching from all over the country, bringing in national and international experts in their field to embed new practice, This ensures that your child can access bespoke learning opportunities and thrive.

You will be familiar with some of the teaching approaches we use such as the TEACCH principles, but others may be new to you and include: Sensory integration, Intensive Interaction, Write Dance, Positive play, Lego Therapy and Listening Programme. Our own dedicated Speech and language therapist and new contract with an exceptional Occupational therapy team ensures that the services we receive from the Local Authority are enhanced significantly.

You can learn more about these approaches and their impact on our learners as you work your way through our website.

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John Jamieson is an outstanding generic all age Special School for pupils with learning difficulties. We offer a positive, secure and caring environment, where pupils benefit from high quality learning experiences which embrace their individual needs.

By working together as a multi-disciplinary team in partnership with pupils, parents/carers, mainstream schools and Children Leeds, the school aims to provide a holistic approach to learning.
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We provide a high quality service for all young people with medical needs. This includes children who are admitted to hospital or who, for medical reasons may be unable to return to their own school for a period of time.

We provide continuity of education, to continue the momentum of their learning, with appropriate links to their own school and with any other agencies involved with the child or their family.
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The East SILC and Children Leeds operate a city-wide Physical Difficulties & Medical Needs Service which supports pupils who have a physical difficulty or a long-term medical condition, to access mainstream schools.

 The East SILC is recognized as a leading innovator in the use of Assistive Technology to enable students with diverse physical difficulties to access the curriculum.
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The Temple Newsam Learning Partnership Trust is a group of schools and partners who are working together for the benefit of the community as a whole.

The Trust celebrates the differences and uniqueness of each school but also has a shared vision and a common set of values. The Trust is aiming to develop a community which ensures that pupils and their families are supported to improve life chances.
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