The Inclusion Team in the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation is a skilled group of professionals who pride themselves with ensuring that each child has the tools to establish themselves as independent, community minded individuals and ultimately, that they flourish.

As outlined in our core values, our wonderfully rich curriculum helps to develop a broad range of skills, ensuring that every child finds enrichment and has an opportunity to shine. Children with a special educational need are encouraged and supported in their endeavours and often find that they have the right mind-set and a developing skillset in order to enjoy success in one area or another.

We aim to equip each child in readiness for the challenges they may encounter. We recognise that, for some children, the challenges that they are faced with mean that they need additional targeted support.  We therefore work closely with families and, if needed, professional bodies in order to properly support each child.  We encourage active participation from all those involved. We firmly believe that with right and timely support and guidance, each child is able to progress and be proficient to tackle the challenges that life presents.

The Inclusion Team works closely together:

  • Miss. Oakes (Federation SENDCo)
  • Mrs. Boxall (Pupil Premium and Attendance Lead)
  • Mrs. Naisbitt (Pastoral Support Officer)
  • Each of our schools has a designated safeguarding leader who also work closely with the Inclusion Team.
  • Miss Thompson (Burnsall), Mrs Cumberland (Cracoe), Mr Scott (Grassington), Miss Oakes (Kettlewell)
  • Our deputy designated safeguarding leaders are: Mrs Boxall and Mrs Besharati



Find out how we identify children with SEND and the provision that we put in place to help meet their needs.

Who to speak to

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in the federation is Miss J Oakes. If you have any questions about SEND then please do not hesitate to come into school and speak to her.


The SEND Information Report has been written as a response to the Local Offer and this outlines what we provide as a school to all children with an identification of SEND.

What is the local offer?

North Yorkshire County Council has published their local offer for children and families from 0-25. This outlines what is available for children and young people with SEND in our Local Authority.

All schools are required to provide information to parents on how to seek additional support beyond that which is ‘normally available’ for their child.

The main aim of the local offer is to enable families to see readily the support they can expect locally without having to struggle to find the information.