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Update 31st March 2021 - Risk Assessment

Please see the updated Risk Assessment below

Update 10th March 2021 - Risk Assessment

Please see the updated Risk Assessment below

Update 2nd March 2021 - Parent Update

Please read the parent update below for information about returing to school on 8t March

Update 18th January 2021 - Risk Assessment

Please see the updated Risk Assessment below

Update following Government Announcement on 4th January at 8pm

The school texting service has crashed at the moment - can't think why!!!

In light of tonight's announcements just wanted to update you about tomorrow.

School will only be open tomorrow for those who absolutely need to send their child - this means those whose parents are key workers and not available to look after their children, and those who have previously been agreed as vulnerable and places were offered prior to June reopening.

Transport are likely to still call as we can't sort a list out at such short notice - but please don't send your child unless they meet the above criteria.

Tomorrow we will re-contact all parents to review what we are able to offer for those who also need to attend school - even if it is a part time placement.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding during these most interesting and challenging times.

Hope all this makes sense and we will be in touch tomorrow.


Update 4th January 2021 - Risk Assessment

Please see the updated Risk Assessment below

Update 3rd January 2021

Please see attached letter for our parents and carers with regard to arrangements in school from week commencing4th January 2020.

17th December 2020 - West SILC Track & Trace over Christmas

Please read the document below regarding parent/carer and school responsibilities during the Christmas holidays


20th October 2020 - Latest Schools COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Please see attached latest updated Risk Assessment

30 September 2020 - Parent Update

Please see attached letter for your information.

21 September 2020 - Parent Update for September

Please see attached latest information for parents regarding school policies and procedures

10th September 2020 - Latest Schools COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Please see attached latest updated Risk Assessment

4th September 2020 - Update for Priesthorpe students

Please see attached latest update for Priesthorpe students transport arrangements.

28th August 2020 Update

Please find attached latest update in preparation for September 2020.

August 2020 Update

Below are some suggestions that might be helpful in deciding what to spend your Healthy Holiday vouchers on if you wanted sensory resources – but feel free to choose what you think your child will enjoy, engage with – if you find anything else that’s exciting can you share for other parents on our Facebook page


Please read this letter from Michelle about returning to school in Septmber


Please read the document below for contact details and important information about the Inclusion Nursing Service during the Summer Holidays


Please read the documents below for the latest important information about the planned return to school.


Please read the documents below for the latest important information about the planned return to school.


See the document below for Inclusion Nursing Service advice over the school holidays


See the document below for some help and resources for creating calming spaces for children with complex needs.


The students at Farnley and some of the students at Milestone both now, and in the past, benefit from us being a Regional Centre of Excellence for MOVE. (Oliver who we saw mastering the steps learnt to walk as part of the MOVE programme)

They are a small charity and like lots of small charities they are struggling with the loss of fundraising income. They have chance of funding if they receive enough nominations so please consider nominating them.

Please help us and;

  1. Click on this link;  https://movementforgood.com/#nominateACharity
  2. Nominate MOVE using the number 1062307 (our registered charity name is The MOVE Partnership)
  3. Send this link to your contacts asking them to do the same.


The more nominations we receive, the more likely we are to receive the funds. The closing date for entries is Sunday 24th May 2020. See Terms and Conditions here; https://movementforgood.com/files/mfg-terms-and-conditions.pdf


Our staff have been busy making videos again...



Please read the letter below for updates on what's happening at school, free school meals, staff contact and more...


Stay safe from all the staff at West SILC!


Coronavirus - A Book For Children
A free children's book about the coronavirus illustrated by the award-winning Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler and written by staff at the publishing house Nosy Crow, with expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and advice from two headteachers and a child.


Domestic Abuse and The Coronavirus

Planning for Emergencies - Carers UK



Online Safety Briefing

Please see our Online Safety Briefing document below for advice on staying safe online.



Leeds City Council Emergency Key Resources

Please see the document below for information on helpful resources/services which can support individuals and families during this covid-19 outbreak. During this challenging time the following support services can assist, guide, support and educate families.



Covid 19 guidance for families in different languages

Easy-read guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh


Easy-read guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh



Easter Competition!

We are holding an Easter Egg decorating competition with prizes for the most creative.

However, it doesn’t have to be an egg, you may not have one, so let’s see how creative you can be…… an Easter themed picture, bonnet, junk model, whatever you have you can use!

You have until Wednesday 15th April to send your entries (take a picture, scan it, whichever is easiest) to the following email address:


After this date the winners will be chosen and they will receive a prize! Good luck everyone.


Dear Parents and Carers,

The Leeds Local Offer has information to support you and your family.

This includes information we have collected on the coronavirus, available here: https://leedslocaloffer.org.uk/#!/search/list?query=COVID19

We will continue to add relevant information, resources and letters.


Please check the links below for information and help on emergency food provision and resources for managing money in Leeds:



If you are having difficulty accessing food please check the documents below for information and a referral form to apply fro assistance.


We have added a new useful resources and websites page to our site please click here to view.


Please read the simple guide to COVID-19 self isolation and financial help and advice.


Please read the letter from The Talking House Speech and Language Therapy on how they will be helping our Pupils during the next few weeks.


Please read the important letter below for an update on the current situation in school regarding pupil attendance.

Please read the imporant letter below regarding the plan for opening school from week commencing 23rd March 2020.  Your response is urgently required.  Please also note the attached list of critical/key workers for your information. 

Useful information for Parents during COVID-19

We will continue to add information that you may find useful as and when this is advised to us.  Please see links/info below.  Thank you.



Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our school. West SILC is a special school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years, on different specialist and mainstream sites. We are based in the West of Leeds and cater for a wide range of needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs; Asperger’s; Autism and social and emotional and mental health needs. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.  

I am very proud of our whole school community, it is a wonderful place where everyone enjoys learning and are effectively supported to  maximise their potential. Our teaching and learning staff are very committed to the children and young people and strive to bring out the very best in all of them. We work extremely hard to support all our children and young people to develop the skills they will need for the future, particularly focusing on communication, independence and mobility. We are wholly committed to ensuring our school follows restorative principles. This means our ethos demonstrates:

  • Our school as a learning community, with relationships at its centre
  • We work hard to build, maintain and repair relationships through respectful talk and appreciation of others
  • We work in circles to give everyone a voice, and to listen to those voices
  • We build the skills to recognise and manage our own feelings in a safe, caring environment

West SILC was rated "Good” at its last Ofsted inspection in October 2016. A visit is really the only way to see what we can truly offer to you and your child. Contact the school office and we will be delighted to show you around.

Michelle Wilman - Principal

Our Vision

We aim for all our pupils, irrespective of social class, age, gender, ability, religion, race or creed to:

  • Develop confidence, independence and self esteem.
  • Actively contribute to their own learning.
  • Develop respect for themselves and others.
  • Enjoy and achieve their full potential.

We believe that all learners should have the opportunity to work and play alongside their mainstream peer group.

We wish to support and develop schools in the west wedge as safe and happy environments where children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities can develop a positive attitude to learning and explore their potential.

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