SEN (Special Education Needs) Report
The Special Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator is Mrs Nixon. Mrs Houghton is the Governor responsible for SEND.
The Academy and Governors are committed to the principle of inclusion, consequently 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 SENCO 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 Educational Psychologist supports the Academy to assess children’s needs and provide advice. The Emotional Well-Being in Schools Team (EWIST) can offer support and advice for children with emotional, social, and mental health difficulties. There are close links with health services. Advisory teacher input is sought when appropriate.
The Academy and Preschool make every effort to welcome and accommodate disabled pupils, and to provide appropriate facilities. All pupils are treated equally, regardless of disability, race, gender or religion.