Special Education Needs and disabilities
Gloucester Academy prides itself on its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need.
Our SEN team works very closely with all the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical, and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom-based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions, using resources from within the school and from the support services within the authority.
The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents, and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and with our special educational needs coordinator.
The school is proud of its ability to support children with a variety of special needs and has taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs. The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.
If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child or special educational needs, please contact the school office to speak to our SENCO, who will be happy to provide both information and support:
Dean Ackland is SENDCO, and Ms Simone Kelly is Acting SENDCO.
She can be contacted via the school office.
Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.
- Specialist Education Services
- The National ADD Information and Support Service
- The Dyspraxia Foundation
- National Autistic Society
- Autism Independent UK
- Asperger's Support
- Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association
- British Dyslexia Association
- The British Epilepsy Association
- Royal Institute for the Blind
- OCD UK