We provide SEND solutions in education.

SEND Solutions offer training in SEND and neurodiversity, Specific Learning Difficulties, assessments and consultation. We are a small team of highly qualified and experienced SEND professionals based in West Yorkshire.

Supporting schools by providing SEND solutions throughout Yorkshire.

We are passionate about supporting schools to provide high quality inclusive teaching for all learners and specialised intervention for learners with SEND. We know that inclusivity and provision for vulnerable groups is one of your priorities, but standard teacher training in SEND, and SEND central services are known to be limited in our area.

We will work with you and your community to collaboratively bridge that gap, designing informed packages of support that meet the needs of your school and deliver results. We look forward to working with you on your SEND provision development journey.

OUR SIGNATURE PACKAGE

SEND Solutions signature SpLD package is a two-day package for primary and secondary schools, and further education settings.

1/ Engagement

Understanding your needs and collecting background information.

2/ Staff Training on SpLD

One full day of whole staff training on Dyslexia Awareness and Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Learning Environment.

3/ Identification & Consultation

One full day during which six nominated pupils will be screened for dyslexia, feedback shared with parents, followed by consultation and action planning with the SENDCo and class teachers.

4/ Monitoring

Follow up contact to review impact and plan to build on successes.

Additional Training, Screening and Consultation days.

There are additional training days available to develop understanding of the barriers to reading and writing, and how to develop strategies for teaching pupils with dyslexia in these areas. These are cohort specific.

Although the training is designed to meet the specific needs of a learner with dyslexia, it is broadly recognised that, ‘what works for a learner with dyslexia works for all learner.’ This is essential training for all schools and colleges to meet your wider inclusion approach.

Additional screening and consultation days are available, to identify the specific needs of more pupils, and consult on wider SEND needs, offer SENDCo and teacher coaching, develop further understanding in complex cases, and support for meetings.

A Person-Centred Approach

Our approach is underpinned by the Person-Centred Approach, which means we take time to listen to your needs and the culture of your school and pupils. This can be used to inform a bespoke package of support, designed to align with your vision and current priorities. We plan strategic paths with you that are solution focused, and offer high quality, accredited service in which you can be confident.

This includes working alongside our trusted partners in allied professions. Having worked in schools and local authorities ourselves, we understand the demands placed on schools to deliver results with limited resources. Our aim is to help you maximise the impact of our involvement and expertise, and plan for longevity of that impact.

Accessing Funding

You may fund SEND identification and training through your core, notional SEND or top up funding, or you may want to explore other funding avenues to be in a position to commission SEND Solution services. This may include working with our local funding partner; Straight Forward Funding. She helps schools to source funding grants, and write successful bids for funding. You can find out more and contact Straight Forward Funding at straightforwardfunding.com.

Who are we

SEND Solutions have had extensive experience in SEND education. Significantly teaching, lecturing, inclusion consultancy and training. As well as this wealth of experience, Rachel and Helen both have Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) as specialist teachers and assessors. Together they work closely with the local charity branch of the British Dyslexia Association & Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia.

TESTIMONIALS

“I would recommend Helen to all schools”

“Helen spent a day at our school and worked with six pupils. She arrived early to get background information. At the end of the process a written report was given for each of the children, outlining what skills the children had and the gaps in their knowledge. She gave practical ideas and useful resources to help support the children. Her knowledge about other areas of SEND was also valuable and Helen was able to signpost and suggest ways to support the children who did not show signs of dyslexia. I found the day incredibly useful and would recommend Helen to all schools.”

Mrs Ewart, Deputy Head and SENDCo, All Hallows’ Primary, Huddersfield.

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Mrs Ewart, Deputy Head and SENDCo, All Hallows’ Primary, Huddersfield.

“Helen spent a day at our school and worked with six pupils. She arrived early to get background information. At the end of the process a written report was given for each of the children, outlining what skills the children had and the gaps in their knowledge. She gave practical ideas and useful resources to help support the children. Her knowledge about other areas of SEND was also valuable and Helen was able to signpost and suggest ways to support the children who did not show signs of dyslexia. I found the day incredibly useful and would recommend Helen to all schools.”

“Helen is an outstanding SEND professional”

“Helen is an outstanding SEND professional with excellent knowledge on a range of needs. She has practical and innovative ideas that work in practice, and has a strength in maintaining good relationships with all stakeholders, such as parents and outside agencies. She improved staff knowledge through coaching and training, and drove excellent SEND provision that enabled children to succeed because their needs were identified and met well.”

Senior management team, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Dewsbury.

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Senior management team, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Dewsbury.

“Helen is an outstanding SEND professional with excellent knowledge on a range of needs. She has practical and innovative ideas that work in practice, and has a strength in maintaining good relationships with all stakeholders, such as parents and outside agencies. She improved staff knowledge through coaching and training, and drove excellent SEND provision that enabled children to succeed because their needs were identified and met well.”

“Helen was calming, encouraging and very professional”

“I recently arranged a Dyslexia Screening test for our 10-year-old child with Helen, and she came to our home to perform this. Our child was naturally nervous given that she was going to be doing some tests performed by a stranger, but was soon put at ease enough to participate fully. Helen was calming, encouraging and very professional throughout, and my worries over my child being ‘tested’ vanished, as it was nothing to be scared whatsoever. Once the results of the test were calculated, Helen came back to explain them in an easy to understand way, which was really reassuring to us as worried parents. The report included all areas; of strength and weakness, along with recommendations for parents to support at home. Whilst the screening wasn’t a full diagnostic assessment, it gives you a really good idea if concerns are valid and arms you with more ideas to support, and structured information should you need to have a conversation with your child's school.”

Mr and Mrs O, West Yorkshire, 2018.

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Mr and Mrs O, West Yorkshire, 2018.

“I recently arranged a Dyslexia Screening test for our 10-year-old child with Helen, and she came to our home to perform this. Our child was naturally nervous given that she was going to be doing some tests performed by a stranger, but was soon put at ease enough to participate fully. Helen was calming, encouraging and very professional throughout, and my worries over my child being ‘tested’ vanished, as it was nothing to be scared whatsoever. Once the results of the test were calculated, Helen came back to explain them in an easy to understand way, which was really reassuring to us as worried parents. The report included all areas; of strength and weakness, along with recommendations for parents to support at home. Whilst the screening wasn’t a full diagnostic assessment, it gives you a really good idea if concerns are valid and arms you with more ideas to support, and structured information should you need to have a conversation with your child's school.”

“Rachel was incredibly knowledgeable, highly practical and hugely inspirational”

"I saw Rachel speak at a conference and instantly knew she would be a positive influence on my practice and the children’s education in my setting. She was incredibly knowledgeable (where she stores all those research facts and data outcomes I’ll never know!), highly practical and hugely inspirational."


SENDCo Dyslexia Conference, Calderdale, 2017.

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SENDCo Dyslexia Conference, Calderdale, 2017.

"I saw Rachel speak at a conference and instantly knew she would be a positive influence on my practice and the children’s education in my setting. She was incredibly knowledgeable (where she stores all those research facts and data outcomes I’ll never know!), highly practical and hugely inspirational."

“Rachel speaks from the heart and from experience”

"Rachel led staff training and was very well received. I have seen evidence of her recommendations in classes and interventions around school, and I know she had a great impact on children’s outcomes. Rachel speaks from the heart and from experience. I cannot recommend her enough!"

Jamie Stuttard, SENDCo, All Saints Primary School, Calderdale, 2018.

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Jamie Stuttard, SENDCo, All Saints Primary School, Calderdale, 2018.

"Rachel led staff training and was very well received. I have seen evidence of her recommendations in classes and interventions around school, and I know she had a great impact on children’s outcomes. Rachel speaks from the heart and from experience. I cannot recommend her enough!"

“We want Rachel back please!”

"Everyone was motivated and interested. Everyone learned. We laughed together and we worked together. We were, for the day, part of a team. We want her back please!"

Shropshire Dyslexia Association 9th May 2015.

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Shropshire Dyslexia Association 9th May 2015.

"Everyone was motivated and interested. Everyone learned. We laughed together and we worked together. We were, for the day, part of a team. We want her back please!"

“Just what we wanted!”

"Thank you for a great day....fun, informative, accessible, interesting.....lots of practical strategies.....just what we wanted."

Karen Smith Deputy Head and SENCo St Andrew, Brighouse 27th Match 2015.

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Karen Smith Deputy Head and SENCo St Andrew, Brighouse 27th Match 2015.

"Thank you for a great day....fun, informative, accessible, interesting.....lots of practical strategies.....just what we wanted."

“Well presented, lively and informative”

"New perspectives on subject. Well presented, lively and informative. - Thoroughly enjoyed session and learnt lots. Very professionally and knowledgably presented. Great! Would recommend! Thank you."

Tom Iley & Peter Walsh, Teachers, Yorkshire, 2017, Dyscalculia.

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Tom Iley & Peter Walsh, Teachers, Yorkshire, 2017, Dyscalculia.

"New perspectives on subject. Well presented, lively and informative. - Thoroughly enjoyed session and learnt lots. Very professionally and knowledgably presented. Great! Would recommend! Thank you."

“Gave me a better understanding of the difficulties pupils face”

"Gave me a better understanding of the difficulties pupils face especially slight additions to improve classroom for dyslexic children. Will help me plan my activities better.
The whole session was relevant and informative."

Maths Difficulties, 2017.

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Maths Difficulties, 2017.

"Gave me a better understanding of the difficulties pupils face especially slight additions to improve classroom for dyslexic children. Will help me plan my activities better. The whole session was relevant and informative."

“Wealth of information, reassurance, guidance”

"Very informative. Ideas to use not just with pupils with dyscalculia. Very interesting and inspiring. Excellent content. User friendly and relaxed interactive session. Wealth of information, reassurance, guidance."

Maths Difficulties, October 2017, Manchester.

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Maths Difficulties, October 2017, Manchester.

"Very informative. Ideas to use not just with pupils with dyscalculia. Very interesting and inspiring. Excellent content. User friendly and relaxed interactive session. Wealth of information, reassurance, guidance."
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