Special Educational Needs/Disability

At Newington Academy, we endeavour to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to participate fully in the life of the school. We believe that it is essential to provide a caring and supporting environment in which all pupils are valued equally and are given the opportunity to have their needs met in order to develop their full potential. The four areas of need identified with the SEN code of Practice underpin this policy.

Cognition and Learning Needs:

Social, Emotional and Medical  Needs

Communication and Interaction

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Our support staff have excellent capacity to support those children with SEND - to maximize their impact, we carry out an annual strategic deployment and skills-based assessment:


Definition of SEND:

      - has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

      - has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post- 16 institutions

SEND Resources to support Parents and Carers.