We believe in an inclusive education for all children. Sometimes children may experience difficulties in learning or behaviour. If this is the case, we will talk to parents about the best ways to overcome the difficulties. Initially we might change our approach to teaching and learning for the child e.g. present the work in small steps or use specialist resources.
Our teaching staff are skilled and experienced in working with children with SEND. We also employ an invaluable team of learning support staff, including two Senior Pastoral Practitioners who give further support to small groups or top individual children. If necessary we may ask for help and advice from specialist teachers outside the Academy.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision has a high profile within the Academy and we are committed to enabling each child to reach his/her potential. Early identification of any child’s special needs is very important so that it can be addressed and parents, carers or staff may raise initial concerns.
However concerns may be raised, parents are always involved throughout the process, and the progress of pupils with SEND is monitored through regular reviews. If you would like to discuss SEND, please contact our Inclusion Manager who would be happy to provide additional advice and information:
Mrs Fiona Mason
Tel: 0114 2310044
Extra provision is also put in place to support those children in the Academy who have English as an additional language (EAL). Children are supported in EAL groups as well as in their classes.
Useful DSEN links for parents:
National Association of Special Educational Needs: http://www.nasen.org.uk/
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: http://www.adhd.org.uk/
Dyslexia Action: http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/
British Dyslexia Association: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
Dyspraxia Foundation: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/