Special Educational Needs

The aim of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) team is to provide support for any student who needs additional support to help them make progress.

This is in line with the purpose of our academy which is for every student to fulfil their potential, in terms of the  academic , personal and social.

Students who , through assessments, teacher referral or prior schooling are identified as having particular needs will be accommodated to ensure these needs are met.

Equally , our academically weakest students will have extra support in the core subjects of English and Maths.

Individual Education Plans (IEPs) will be used to identify the target areas an individual needs to work on to help them make progress.  These IEPs will be referred to by teachers and teaching assistants to ensure students have the opportunity to work on their targets.  Subject teachers and teaching assistants will liaise to ensure students have learning opportunities which are best matched to their targets.

The IEPs are reviewed twice each year so that progress can be monitored and new targets set as appropriate.  Parents / carers will be invited to these meetings as input from home is seen as valuable in helping our girls to make progress. 

Students who have a Statement of Educational Need or a Provision Plan will get support which is specific to their needs and will have , in addition to IEP reviews, a formal Annual Review of progress.

The Academy also runs Literacy and Drop-In sessions at lunchtimes to support basic skills which students are welcome to attend. There is also an after School Drop-In session on Tuesdays in Z021

Our first concern is always the progress and well- being of your children and we appreciate any feedback you have : if you ever have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Senco, Tom Holder