SEN and Disabilities

At Stockley Academy our aim is to ensure that all our pupils achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. In accordance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015, and the Academy Special Educational Needs Inclusion Policy, we recognise that children have special educational needs if they have a “learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision” to be made for them.

We are fully inclusive and all children are actively encouraged to participate in all activities.  Our site and facilities are fully accessible for all students, including those with disabilities, including wheel chair access.

What is SEN?

The term ‘special educational needs’ (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.

If your child has special educational needs, he or she may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:

School work, reading, writing, number work or understanding information, expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying, making friends or relating to adults, behaving properly in school, organising themselves, some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school.

Through effective liaison with primary schools, we ensure that pupils with special educational needs are identified at the point of transfer. The Academy also has systems to identify and provide appropriate support for pupils who may present with special educational needs during their time at the Academy.

We recognise the importance of making and maintaining strong home-Academy links and, at all times, endeavour to work closely with parents and pupils to ensure that their wishes and concerns are always fully considered. We also aim to promote and maintain effective communication between all professionals involved with the pupil.

Your child’s progress

Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. When planning lessons based around the National Curriculum, your child’s teacher will take this into account by looking carefully at how they organise their lessons, classroom, books and materials.

The teacher will then choose suitable ways to help your child learn from a range of activities (often described as ‘differentiating the curriculum’).

Some students may need additional support which may include a:

  • Teaching Assistant in class, in a group, 1:1 or in seclusion
  • Learning Support Specialist Teacher

If your child has special educational needs which you’d like to discuss please get in contact by email: