Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENCo: Mrs Joana Spio
Email: [email protected]

Detailed information regarding our provision for students with SEND can be found here. We hope parents of current and prospective students find this information helpful and we encourage all interested parties to contact the academy for more information.

In addition, we offer the following provisions:

Social club

Every break time we open up our Inclusion Hub for students who prefer somewhere quieter to spend their break times. They have a free choice of many activities including team games, ice-breakers, computers, quiet reading, and they can even do their homework in there.

Small group work

Some of our students will take part in withdrawal intervention to complete tasks in small groups or even one-to-one with a member of the SEND team. We work really hard to make sure that each child is achieving their best and are not hindered by any learning needs.

These sessions may include intensive literacy support using programmes such as Toe by Toe.

We also run a range of social skills sessions focusing on supporting students with their social, emotional and mental health needs.

How the academy evaluates the effectiveness of its SEND provision:

The Inclusion team at Ormiston Park Academy uses a range of parent and student feedback, combined with information and data to evaluate our provision for students with SEND on a termly basis.

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • parent/carer feedback surveys
  • student surveys
  • annual review feedback from parents, students, and external specialists
  • tracking and evaluation of student interventions 
  • learning walks, observations of lessons and work scrutiny
  • line management & performance reviews for staff within the inclusion team
  • year group data capture assessment & reporting
  • annual KS4 performance measures

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