Students with Special Educational Needs are fully integrated within the academy. Those students who require additional support will be identified according to the SEND Code of Practice at either Education Health and Care Plan or SEN Support Plan level.
The SENCO and the SEND team provide bespoke support to both students and teaching staff. The nature of this support is determined by the needs of the individual student. The support may involve TA support in lessons, preparing differentiated resources, additional pastoral support 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 KS4 are placed on bespoke literacy intervention programmes based on GL assessment data, in order to raise standards in both reading and spelling e.g. Nessy
All access arrangements for KS4 students are set on an individual basis and are as a result of testing to establish need.
The academy has achieved the IQM Inclusive School Award
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.