Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Assistant Principal and SENDCo
Ms T Mulvany
At the Academy, we work very hard to support all our pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our pupils on entry.
The transition from primary to secondary education can be a difficult time for pupils. We develop careful plans to ensure our pupils are well prepared for this move. For some pupils, we offer a bespoke programme to help them have a smooth transition.
Once at the Academy, we provide a range of strategies including:
- individual support through the classroom or through withdrawal
- a curriculum catering for each child's needs
- one to one catch up reading programmes
If you have any concerns about your child please contact our SENDCo on firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving the physical environment of academies to enable those with disabilities to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities, and services provided.
Accessibility plans for both Nottingham Academy Primary sites are available to view and download below.
Nottingham Academy is committed to providing a fully accessible environment that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents, and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance, and inclusion.
SEND Report and FAQs
At Nottingham Academy we strive to achieve the highest standards to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We promote an inclusive educational environment in which we support and encourage all pupils to reach their potential.
Quality teaching is vital; however, for some children, there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. In order to do this, steps may be taken to support young people through their learning journey.
The Nottingham Academy works closely with the Local Authority in Nottingham in order to support our learners who are identified to have a need within the four areas of SEND, as identified by the DfE (SEN CoP 2014), download the document below for examples of support that may be available to pupils with additional needs, and further SEND information.
What can I expect if I send my child to the Nottingham Academy?
A personalised approach to learning with the relevant support and adjustments that will maximise your child’s learning and progress.
How does Nottingham Academy organise support for pupils with SEND?
The SENDco coordinates the relevant support for children with SEND. This includes, if required, additional adult support, intervention, tracking and collaboration with outside agencies.
How does Nottingham Academy support pupils with SEND through transition?
We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our pupils on entry.
The transition from primary to secondary education can be a difficult time for pupils. We develop careful plans to ensure our pupils are well-prepared for this move. For some pupils we offer a bespoke programme to help them have a smooth transition.
What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with SEND?
The SENDCo is available to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns/worries that you may have.
All information from outside agencies and professionals will be shared with you in person or via written reports. The SENDCo will share any new assessments and support strategies suggested by outside agencies with you. You will be informed if a new support measure is put into place.
How can I let the school know that I am concerned about the progress that my child is making in the Academy?
If you have concerns about your child’s progress, you should speak initially with your child’s subject teacher, tutor or Head of Year. They will address your child’s needs through the Pastoral System; if your child is still not making progress then they may be referred to the SENDCo. If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENDCo or Assistant Principal or Principal.
If your child is in need of additional support, we offer a range of strategies at Nottingham Academy and you are encouraged to contact the above staff members at the top of this page for further information.