At Swindon Academy, we believe that all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
- achieve their best
- become confident individuals leading fulfilling lives, and
- make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training
Every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEND. At Swindon Academy we endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs.
Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have a full access to the school curriculum.
We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success. Special Educational Need might be an explanation for delayed or slower progress but is not an excuse, and we make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others. You can find out more details by reading our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy and our Accessibility Policy and Plan.
A review of Swindon Academy's SEN provision 2017-18 in the Secondary Phase can be found here and in the Primary Phase can be found here. You can also view a copy of our Whole School SEND Provision Map.
A full copy of our SEN Policy can be found at https://www.swindon-academy.org/about/policies If you would like a paper copy of these policies, please notify us by calling 01793 426900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org