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 learners to overcome any potential barriers to learning.
Our team of highly trained Teaching Assistants and Behaviour Mentors work alongside the needs of students, ensuring the curriculum and learning environments can be accessed by all.
‘Have the same concern for everyone. Do not be proud, but accept humble duties. Do not think as yourself as wise. If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody.’
Standard Provision and enhanced provisions
The National 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 learners are met either in class, through small groups or on a 121 basis. Any support or provision that is additional to and/or different to our standard provision, students are supported with SEN K provision or EHC where appropriate and close and effective relationships with outside agencies are maintained and nurtured.
The Inclusion faculty utilise a variety of intervention strategies to meet the needs of all learners 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
- Literacy support
- Start and End well
- Commando Joe
- GCSE withdrawal
- Hub (KS4 Alternative provision)
- Enhanced transitions
- Work experience
- Home Education packages
- Restorative Practice
- Listening services
- 121 Numeracy/ literacy Personalised learning sessions
- Raising staff/ student awareness of SEND- assemblies/ information boards/ group sessions
‘Love is patient, love is kind, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.’
1 Corinthians 13:4,7-8