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Jack Clark

Jack Clark is a primary site for pupils aged between 4 and 11 years old. Jack Clark caters for pupils with a wide range of SEND, including autistic spectrum condition, moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, hearing and visual impairments, specific genetic conditions, physical difficulties, specific communication and language difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs.

Pupils at Jack Clark are well supported in the classroom and are given the right environment, provisions and resources along with specialist teaching to achieve to the best of their ability. The curriculum at Jack Clark is topic-based which covers all aspects of the EYFS and primary curriculum. Teaching and learning, linked to the National Curriculum, are delivered in a cross-curricular manner to ensure learning is embedded and meaningful and to immerse pupils in the topics. Prior learning is often revisited to embed key concepts, skills and knowledge. Pupils also learn through Exploration Weeks, which are weeks of immersive learning that cover stand alone topics within the curriculum.

All pupils follow approaches to learning that are personalised, differentiated and engaging, resulting in pupils reaching their full potential. Independent learning is actively encouraged at all times where possible, and opportunities for independence are provided frequently, in and out of the classroom. An appropriate level of support and opportunities to develop essential skills are given to pupils who are not yet able to be independent.

A total communication approach is used at Jack Clark to develop an effective communication method and approach for each pupil. The total communication approach supports pupils to successfully make their needs and wishes known in whatever way they can. Staff respond to each pupil’s method of communication and this them to continue to develop their communication skills. Some of the methods of communication include Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), communication aids, Intensive Interaction, alongside verbal communication and other communication strategies.

Pupils at Jack Clark are supported with their social and emotional needs through various approaches, including Zones of Regulation, Team Teach and Positive Play. Behaviour Support Workers assist pupils to access lessons and help pupils if they become dysregulated. High staff to pupil ratios are present in every classroom.  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCPs) outcomes are broken down into smaller steps on Individual Learning Pathway Plans (ILPPs) and these are used to help pupils build on their academic progress as well as their emotional, independence and social skills.

Jack Clark has 59 pupils on roll split over 7 classes. Pupils are grouped together depending on their academic needs; methods of communication; the classroom environment; provision and resources required and appropriate peer groups. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 12 pupils per class and a minimum of 6 pupils per class.

Other facilities present at Jack Clark include a Ball Pool, Sensory Room, Immersion Room and a Sensory Circuit Room. There are also various designated spaces around school used as break out areas and to provide opportunities for reading.


School Hours

Start - 9.00am

Finish - 3.15pm


 To see Jack Clark staff, please see the 'Our Staff' page

Term Dates

Leeds School Calendar 2022-23

Autumn Term

Autumn 1 starts - Monday 5th September 2022

Autumn 1 ends - Friday 21st October 2022

Autumn 2 starts - Monday 31st October 2022

Autumn 2 ends - Friday 16th December 2022


Spring Term

Spring 1 starts - Tuesday 3th January 2023

Spring 1 ends - Friday 10th February 2023

Spring 2 starts - Monday 20th February 2023

Spring 2 ends - Friday 31st March 2023


Summer Term

Summer 1 starts - Monday 17th April 2023

May Bank Holiday - Monday 1st May 2023

Summer 1 ends - Friday 26th May 2023

Summer 2 starts - Monday 5th June 2023

Summer 2 ends - Friday 21st July 2023


School training days for the academic year 2022-23:

Monday 5th September 2022

Tuesday 6th September 2022

Monday 31st October 2022

Monday 24th July 2023

Tuesday 25th July 2023



  • White polo shirt
  • Navy jumper/ sweatshirt with East SILC logo
  • Dark coloured trousers/ sweatpants
  • Dark coloured footwear


Photo Gallery

 All photos taken by Lottie Bone Photography - 

Jack Clark