SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

“We’re A’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns” (Old Scots saying which means ‘we are all the same under the skin’)

This is the philosophy which underpins our attitude to anyone who may need some extra learning and emotional support regardless of ability, colour, creed and race.

Here at Acle Academy we have a superb team of highly competent Teaching Assistants and HLTAs led by Miss Lisa Frary our SENDCo and her assistant, Mrs Julie Swain. All of the team have developed specialisms in ADHD; Autistic Spectrum conditions; Dyslexia (and related specific learning difficulties) and hearing and visual impairment and are actively engaged in supporting teachers in teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.

Our ‘mantra’ is to make our young people as independent and resilient as possible especially by the end of Year 11, thereby preparing them to cope with the demands of VIth Form, college and the outside world.

Our SEND students make good academic progress but they are more than academic statistics to us. We firmly believe in supporting the wellbeing of our youngsters holistically so you will find our SEND area is a haven for emotional as well as academic support. 

Our SEND area, or the ‘Building Learning’ Zone is part of the ‘Inspire’ building which also houses our school’s library.

It can be a sanctuary for any student in distress (and the odd adult!) but it is also a place of fun where students can relax before morning registration, during break and lunchtime every day. 

Additionally, small groups of students are withdrawn to the Building Learning Zone for small intervention groups. Miss Karla King is our intervention specialist and coordinates all interventions at Acle Academy.

Come and see for yourself. How do you measure a friendly, caring school? Our results speak for themselves but we will never be complacent. We are constantly striving to be even better.

We are proud of our reputation (ask the parents from out of our school catchment) and even though the current government has wiped the ECM logo from all its documentation please be assured that Every Child Matters here at Acle Academy.

Miss L Frary, SENDCO

Acle Academy, South Walsham Road, Acle, Norwich, NR13 3ER.  

Contact details are: T 01493 750431 -  E

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