Every child at Byron Wood Academy is treated as an individual. We work with all our children and their families from their own unique starting point, building on their skills to enable them to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to society.
We are fully committed to ensuring that every child gets the best possible support we can offer, to help them to make progress and enjoy their learning. We also feel it is important for children to feel valued and happy and make as much progress as possible.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors that influence achievement and attainment. Many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which pose barriers to learning; these may be long or short term. Not all pupils with disabilities have special educational needs and not all pupils with SEND meet the definition of disability; the policy covers all of these pupils.
Inclusion at Byron Wood Academy aims to reduce educational failure and maximise potential for all children by supporting children’s holistic development and helping to remove barriers to achievement.
Every child is different and has individual needs that will affect their learning. It may be the case that a child needs special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age. They may need this support for a short time or a longer period, but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disability Register (SEND) and we will monitor their progress, look carefully at what support they need and keep in close contact with their parents.
There are many different ways that children may need support and may benefit from greater differentiation within a classroom setting. Other children may need a specific programme or intervention to help them.
Click here to view our full SEND Information Report
Click here to see our Accessibility Plan Policy 2016
Please click here to see our Local Offer.