Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Students with special educational needs and disability (SEND), from year 7 through to year 13, will find support available from teachers and learning support assistants. Support is usually inclusive and thus takes place in classroom. Some support will take place in our Success Centre such as reading recovery programmes, mentoring, behaviour management programmes and social integration programmes.

The Academy also meets the needs of students with physical difficulties, social interaction and communication difficulties, specific learning difficulties and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. In meeting these needs the Academy seeks to ensure that the curriculum is accessible, relevant, engaging, enjoyable, progressive and capable of leading to achievement.

Special Educational Needs (SEND) policy, local offer and information report can all be found on our policies page.

Contacts and Responsibilities (these can be found in appendix 1 of the SEND Policy.

Academy roles

SENCO
Mrs Hayley Chambers
[email protected]atforge.co.uk

Principal
Dr Lisa Mason
[email protected]

SEND Governor
Mrs Sandra Gayle
[email protected]

Other senior leader with responsibility for SEND
Mrs Sarah Taylor
Senior Leader - Inclusion
[email protected]

Pastoral support lead
Mr Thomas Daly
[email protected]

Designated safeguarding lead
Mrs Genna Griffiths
[email protected]

Designated teacher for looked after children
Mrs Hayley Chambers
[email protected]

Vice Principal Inclusion
Mrs Geraldine Butler
[email protected]

Other External agencies

Educational Psychologist
Dr Laura Mennell
[email protected]

Local SEND Information & Support Services
[email protected]

Behaviour Support Team
Samantha Webster
[email protected]

Sensory Impairment Service
IPSEA Independent Provider of Special education Advice
https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Council for Disabled Children
Advice & resources for professionals and parents
https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/