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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

At Ivingswood Academy we recognise that every child has their own needs and abilities. We embrace our responsibility to help each and every child fulfil their potential, including those with Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We are committed to providing the best learning opportunities for all pupils, including those with SEND. We believe all children are individual and the needs, strengths and talents for every child will be different. We believe we can meet these needs through a curriculum which is challenging, enjoyable and enriches learning while providing opportunities for every child to work at their own level and pace

Our commitment is to:

  • Identify the needs of pupils with SEND as early as possible
  • Carefully monitor the progress of all children in order to identify possible SEN need and intervene when appropriate
  • Provide a qualified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO)
  • Provide relevant training for all staff through CPD and external courses relevant to the needs of the pupils they work with
  • Work with and maintain relationships with external agencies when the child's needs cannot be met by school alone
  • Communicate and work with parents to achieve the best possible outcomes for all children
  • Provide equality of educational opportunity
  • Make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure that children with SEND have full access to the curriculum
  • We operate a “whole child, whole school” approach to the management and provision of support for special educational needs. All teachers are required to respond to a child’s learning needs and set suitable learning challenges. This will incorporate ‘quality first’ teaching.

Our SENDCo is Mrs Rebecca Dunning who can be contacted directly on or by the school telephone number on Thursdays and Fridays. 

SEND Annual Report

Please find out most recent SEND annual reports below: