Supporting our SEND students

We believe that every child should have access to a rich and relevant curriculum that will ensure that they can achieve the best possible life chances and experiences.

The new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice has transformed the way educational providers manage provision for their students.

This new vision is based on:

  • High expectations and aspirations for what every student can achieve
  • A ‘family-centred’ approach to planning for success
  • Early identification of need
  • High-quality teaching and wave one interventions that support the child in their learning environment
  • Excellent outcomes for every SEND student

Our experienced SEND team provide specialist help for students with additional needs including specific learning difficulties and social, emotional and mental health barriers.

When a student is identified as needing extra help we involve parents and carers, and regularly review our support plans and one page profiles. The faculty has strong links with external agencies who offer specialist support and advice.

At TOAN we have SEND masters across our faculties who take on the role of a SEND advocate. They attend additional training and support their departments with resources and share good practice.

Our Send champions are:

Miss Akhtar: Literacy
Miss Duncombe: Numeracy
Mr Ganose and Mrs Shah: English
Miss McConnachie: Humanities
Miss Wrigley: Science
Mrs Cross: Drama

The Local Authority Offer

Academy SEND documentation

Accessibility Plan 2021

Special educational needs information report 2021-22

Special educational needs  & learning policy 2021-22

Supporting students with medical needs policy 2020/21

Special educational needs information report 2020-2021

DfE guide to keeping children safe in education

Working together to safeguard children

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.”

Rita Pierson, educator
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