East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Welcome to East Silc

Coronavirus update

Managing Covid-19 in schools for September 2020 reopening  click here

For useful LCC contacts and information regarding access to food please click here

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Update letter to parents / carers please click here.


Friday 20th March 2020 - East SILC School provision letter from Diane Reynard, Executive Principal, please click here.

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Letter to parents / carers please click here.

The Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Please see the links below where to find the latest information.

Updates on COVID-19: 
Guidance for educational settings: 
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: 

For advice from Public Health England on the coronavirus click here

Please follow the link below to our web page holding links to all of our internet based subscriptions that your children can access from home.

Home Working Links

Welcome to our school
"The East SILC offers exciting learning opportunities for children aged between 3 – 19 with a range of complex learning difficulties. Some of our pupils are on the autistic spectrum, have complex medical needs or who because of their communication difficulties become anxious and struggle to engage. All are our priority, and through outstanding staff and a thirst to deliver innovative and creative learning, we are proud to say we meet the needs of all our young people, helping them to achieve their maximum potential."
Diane Reynard, Executive Principal, East SILC

As a specialist setting we actively seek out best practice and innovative teaching from all over the country, bringing in national and international experts in their field to embed new practice, This ensures that your child can access bespoke learning opportunities and thrive.

You will be familiar with some of the teaching approaches we use such as the TEACCH principles, but others may be new to you and include: Sensory integration, Intensive Interaction, Write Dance, Positive play, Lego Therapy and Listening Programme. Our own dedicated Speech and language therapist and new contract with an exceptional Occupational therapy team ensures that the services we receive from the Local Authority are enhanced significantly.

You can learn more about these approaches and their impact on our learners as you work your way through our website.

School Training Days
Please see below the training days set for the academic year 2020-21

  • Monday 7th September 2020
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020
  • Monday 2nd November 2020
  • Monday 26th July 2021
  • Tuesday 27th July 2021
RT @ellie_colmanSLT: More @EastSilc staff receiving their Level 1 #makaton certificates yesterday. Well done😄 @MakatonCharity #makatontutor…
Children in Butterflies and Fireflies Class decorated these pumpkins for a Pumpkin Trail that will be in the Co-op… https://t.co/WkVzFyJqnt
RT @MakatonCharity: This week's sign is To Cut (with knife). Who is carving pumpkins for Halloween? 🎃 Show us your signs using the hasht…
Some of the pupils in HS4 are loving spending time on the new acheeva bed. A massive thank you to @PhyscapUK 😀 https://t.co/NKOEJMNOTB


John Jamieson is an outstanding generic all age Special School for pupils with learning difficulties. We offer a positive, secure and caring environment, where pupils benefit from high quality learning experiences which embrace their individual needs.

By working together as a multi-disciplinary team in partnership with pupils, parents/carers, mainstream schools and Children Leeds, the school aims to provide a holistic approach to learning.
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We provide a high quality service for all young people with medical needs. This includes children who are admitted to hospital or who, for medical reasons may be unable to return to their own school for a period of time.

We provide continuity of education, to continue the momentum of their learning, with appropriate links to their own school and with any other agencies involved with the child or their family.
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The East SILC and Children Leeds operate a city-wide Physical Difficulties & Medical Needs Service which supports pupils who have a physical difficulty or a long-term medical condition, to access mainstream schools.

 The East SILC is recognized as a leading innovator in the use of Assistive Technology to enable students with diverse physical difficulties to access the curriculum.
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The Temple Newsam Learning Partnership Trust is a group of schools and partners who are working together for the benefit of the community as a whole.

The Trust celebrates the differences and uniqueness of each school but also has a shared vision and a common set of values. The Trust is aiming to develop a community which ensures that pupils and their families are supported to improve life chances.
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Our Achievements