At The Rookeries we want all our pupils to be able to make the most of their education and know they’re a valuable member of the school community, regardless of their particular needs.

We give pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the support they need, along with a broad and balanced curriculum. We work closely with families to help their children succeed and go on to the next stage of their education with confidence. We aim high with our SEND pupils, and we expect their results to be better than the national average.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is in charge of our SEND work at The Rookeries and organises support for individual pupils, including those who have Educational Health and Care plans (or Statements until 2018).

SENCo: Mrs Melissa Kasparek
SEND and Inclusion School Governor: Mrs Alexis Sharp

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator can be contacted at:

Mrs Melissa Kasperek care of The Rookeries
The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School
Carleton Road
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 3NP

Useful links:

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report 

Waves of Intervention

Accessibility Policy and Action Plan

SEND Local Offer

All Local Authorities are required to publish a Local Offer. The aim is to help anyone to easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families. This information includes health, social care, education, leisure and information from charities and support groups. You can find Wakefield’s Local Offer here.