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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We believe that every child at our Academy is unique and special, so we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children. For academically more able children this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, the academy follows the Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support.

The key principles of the code of practice are:

  • The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making

    ·   The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to support

    ·   Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support

    ·   Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support

  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEN


The school's Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Mrs Parsons alongside Mrs Johnson (Assistant SENDCo), oversee the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy and co-ordinates provision for children with SEND.


Please take a look at our bespoke SEND Report offer for lots of information on our provision and links to support agencies, information and websites, and our SEND Policyboth are available on our policies page here

The Five A Day Principle


Supporting every pupil to succeed academically is a significant challenge for teachers and teaching assistants. The EEF's research evidence suggests there is a set of 5 core practices that can support all pupils, including those with SEND, to do just that.


See the video for further information

As a school we incorporate these strategies across our curriculum to ensure all children flourish

Further Information


Local Authorities are required to publish information on all of the provision that they expect to be available across available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  This information is available on the local authority websites here:

Warwickshire’s SEND local offer:


Warwickshire SENDIAS offers information and support to families around SEND with a wealth of ideas and resources:


Resources are availiable here explaining the process of SEND and applying for an EHCP:

This NHS ran page provides information on the different SEN conditions. There are also links to other relevant and useful pages:

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils


The Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust is committed to reducing and eliminating barriers which would stop anyone from participating fully in the academy community, or for pupils to fully access the curriculum.  Our commitment is regardless of educational, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional or cultural needs.  We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to develop a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.


Our Accessibility Plan is available on our policy page here.

Glossary of Terms

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ASC – Autism Spectrum Condition
CAF - Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CLA - Child Looked After
COP – Code of Practice

CP – Child Protection
EAL - English as an Additional Language
EHCP – Educational Health and Care Plan

EP – Educational Psychologist

FSM - Free School Meals

ISP – individual Support Plan
KS – Key Stage
LA – Local Authority
MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC – National Curriculum
OT – Occupational Therapist
SALT – Speech and Language Therapy

SEN – Special Educational Needs
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENDCO – Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator

SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SCL - Social, Communication and Language
VI – Visual Impairment