Sandy Hill Academy is a mainstream school in which all children are valued, respected and welcomed regardless of their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Children with additional needs are identified through a combination of observations of the children as individuals within their classes by our experienced staff, tracking the outcomes of assessments and through discussions with parents. Our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Carter. She works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to create programmes of support that meet the needs of the child. If you wish to discuss your child's learning programme, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance and then should you require further information please contact our SENDCo.
We work with a range of external agencies to provide the best support for all our children. There are too many to list, but they include:
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Cognition and Learning Service
- Educational Psychology
- Early Years Inclusion Service
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical and Medical Needs Advisory Service
- School Nursing Team
The Local Offer aims to help families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by gathering useful information they need to know, in one place, so they can make informed choices about the support they receive.
Our Local Offer describes the provision and guidance that is available for children and young people:
- with SEND;
- with or without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan or Statement of SEN;