Students with Special Educational Needs are fully integrated within the academy. Those students who require additional support for whatever reason, will be noted according to the Code of Practice at School Action, Action Plus or Statement.

The SENCO and the SEND team provide support to teaching staff. The nature of this support is negotiable and may be determined by the needs of the individual student or teaching group. The support may involve TA support in lessons, preparing differentiated resources or advice from the SENCO.  We also work with a range of external agencies to ensure appropriate support is in place for SEND students. 

Students in KS3 and 4 are placed on bespoke intervention programmes in order to raise standards in both reading and spelling.  Students have access to resources such as Nessy.

Students in KS4 may receive access arrangements in order to support examinations.  All access arrangements are on an individual basis and are as a result of testing to establish need.

Please click here for the link to the local SEN offer:  Local Offer

The SEN report can be viewed on our Statutory Information page here.

The academy has achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark Award.  Click here to read the report.

SEND Department

Miss Wainwright- SENCO

Mrs Arnold- Literacy Co-Ordinator

Mrs Keating- Teaching Assistant (Monday and Friday)

Mrs Marshall- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Evison- Teaching Assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Mrs Wright- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Groves- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Trewick- Teaching Assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Miss Aveston- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Crook- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wilson- Teaching Assistant

Mr McConville- Teaching Assistant

Miss Egan- Teaching Assistant

Mr Briggs- Teaching Assistant

Mr Owczarek- Teaching Assistant 

The TA team also run an extra – curricular life skills club. Students take part in a range of activities, which provides them with an opportunity to develop life skills such as preparing food and drinks, following self – care routines, managing money, purchasing items from a shop, ordering food and drinks in restaurants as well as travel training. Throughout each activity students are also developing independence, confidence, communication and leadership skills. 

Useful Links

National Autistic Society

The Children's Sleep Charity


Challenging Behaviour

Made by Dyslexia

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