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Head of Faculty

Mrs C Stones  




(0115) 9635667 extension (3023 or 3026)


Faculty overview

The inclusion faculty seek to ensure that all learners, regardless of need, accesses education and make the best possible progress in their time at the academy. We are focused on developing self-confidence, independence and self-esteem to enable to students to overcome any potential barriers to learning.

Our team of highly trained teaching assistants and learning support assistants work alongside the needs of students, ensuring the curriculum and learning environments can be accessed by all.

Standard provision and enhanced provision

The academy aims to support all pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) through provision that provides reasonable adjustments to cater for individual learning needs. This support is further enhanced by the delivery of a range of training opportunities for all staff relating to a variety of SEND.

We offer a graduated response to ensure needs of students are met either in class or through small groups. Any support or provision that is additional to and/or different to our standard provision, students are supported with SEN support provision or EHC where appropriate and close and effective relationships with outside agencies are maintained and nurtured.

Intervention strategies

The Inclusion faculty utilise a variety of intervention strategies to meet the needs of all students at all stages of their education. These include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Progress monitoring
  • Differentiation of resources/ lesson outcomes
  • Small group interventions: self-esteem/ anger management
  • Bespoke packages of literacy support
  • Bespoke packages of numeracy support
  • Start and end well
  • Enhanced transitions
  • Work experience
  • Restorative practice
  • Listening services
  • Personalised learning sessions