SEND & 360 Virtual Tours
360 Videos of The Bourne Academy
You can view a virtual tour of The Academy, all classrooms and facilities in the videos below:
The SEND team are:
- Hayley Betteridge - Special Education Needs & Disabilities Coordinator
- Tess McHugh - Special Education Needs & Disabilities Coordinator
- Frances Brown - Teaching Assistant and Emotional Learning Support Assistant
At The Bourne Academy our aim is to promote maximum achievement and attainment for all students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In the recent Ofsted inspection, it was noted:
'the achievement of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is significantly above that of similar students nationally. The school is very effective in ensuring equality of opportunity for learning for all groups of students through its relentless and rigorous checks on progress.'
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DFeS 2001) states that:
'children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them'
All teachers at The Bourne Academy are responsible for students with special educational needs and are accountable for their progress. However, some students will have additional learning support which may include:
- Additional adult support in class
- Enhanced learning through small group work
- One to one support for accelerated learning
- Support from our ELSA Counsellor
- Additional ICT to support learning
- Support from external specialists e.g. Educational Psychologist
For further information regarding the kind of special educational needs for which provision is made at the Academy, please read the Local Offer.
New arrangements for supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities were put into place in September 2014. For further information regarding the reforms, please read the Send Reforms Letter for Parents from the Department for Education.
Our SEND policy and other Academy policies can be viewed here.
Intro to Autism for Parents 2021-22
Introduction to Autism for Parents application form
Sources of support:
Support for parents & carers of Young People with a diagnosis of ASD
Information, advice and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability and their parents or carers.
Phone 01202 128181 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Learn more about Sendiass please click here
If your child has any Special Educational Needs please click here for more information
Please also take a look at the Sendiass informative flyer
The Umbrella Group supports parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum.
ASD Support – The Umbrella Group