SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) Report
The Special Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator is Mrs Nixon. Mrs Heaney is the Governor responsible for SEND.
The Academy and Governors are committed to the principle of inclusion and extra help is given to children through a system of in-class provision. There are occasions when it is better for children to have individual or small group support. The SENDCO works closely with parents to discuss children’s needs and progress. Children with additional needs may receive targeted support. Some individuals may have Education Health and Care Plans in place (previously known as statements).
The school can refer to the Inclusion Team for advice and support from a team of specialist teachers. The Sea View Trust also has specialist advisory teachers who may provide advice and support. The Educational Psychologist supports the Academy to assess children’s needs and provide advice. There are close links with health services, such as Primary Mental Health workers, health visitors and the school nursing team.
The Academy and Preschool make every effort to welcome and accommodate pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and to provide appropriate facilities. All pupils are treated equally, regardless of disability, race, gender or religion.