Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Teachers are supported by a specialist group of staff consisting of:
Help and Support
Mrs C Hodgetts, SEND Link Governor can be contacted through the Academy website, please click here.
- Additional visits to the school in Year 6. These might include joint attendance at formal Review stages or one to one/small group work regarding Transition
- Targeted in-class support from Teaching Assistants
- Targeted subject interventions
- Progress Plans for Individual Students
- Small group work
- One-to-one support
- Specific workshops on identified needs with students and/or parents
- Differentiated materials to help students to access the curriculum
- Support with homework
- Access arrangements for school and external examinations
- Support from SEND Supported
- Educational Psychology (EP)
- E mail communication with the SENCO and Deputy SENCO
Parents/carers are encouraged to contact Mrs Bush (SENCO) if they have any concerns regarding Special Educational Needs & Disabilities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of some of the work within the SEND area:
How Alcester Academy has responded to Warwickshire’s Local Offer (SEN Information Report); what is our provision?
Admissions Criteria for Children with SEND
Information leaflet listing Coventry & Warwickshire Services
Flowchart for Parents SEND Support in Schools
Poster - Empowering Families
SEND Code of Practice
Special educational needs and disability - A guide for parents and carers
Dept. of Education Letter
Poster - Reach Briefing Note
Warwickshire Parent Partnership Service Leaflet
SEN Jargon Buster
SEN The SEN Process
SEND Flow Charts
Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader
New SEND Code of Practice
Alcester Academy is already addressing the requirements highlighted in the new SEND Code of Practice. The SEND Code of Practice gives more support for young people from the age of 0-25 years old. Students will no longer have Statements of Educational Need; these will be replaced with Education, Health and Care Plans. A transition plan for these changes will be adopted by Warwickshire shortly.
For further details see the SEND Code of Practice
The following organisations may be of further support to parents:
Students with High Level Medical Needs
The Academy works alongside students and parents to manage medical needs at all levels. Where required, this includes engagement with the School Health Team. We are used to providing quite bespoke arrangements for those students with high level medical needs. Key workers are attached to students who are identified members of staff briefed and trained to be able to specifically work along-side families during what can be an anxious time.
The Academy runs a lunchtime ‘Friendship Group’ on a Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime. This is currently open to children from all year groups. The club focuses upon helping the students to develop the emotional and social skills needed in order to prepare them for later life as well as being an opportunity to have good fun! Students are supported and encouraged to try new things in the presence of caring and committed staff. Recent activities have included cooking and crafts, developing sharing skills with game tournaments and most recently concluding the term with a ‘Talent Show’.
Please speak to Mrs Hale or Miss Butler for further details.
Homework Club runs in ICT 3 every lunchtime and is supported by Mrs Passantino. This is a relaxed and caring environment where students can complete their work in a supported way. For students wishing to stay after school, homework can be completed in the LRC each Tuesday and Thursday from 3.25-4.25pm. Speak to any member of the Teaching Assistant team for more details.
Mrs Hale currently runs Year 11 ‘Catch Up’ support in the LRC each Monday 3.25-4.25pm.
Please visit the SENDSupported website.