SEND & 360 Virtual Tours
SEND at The Bourne Academy:
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 our last Ofsted inspection, it was noted that:
‘The school is a calm place to learn. Staff identify clearly the support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) require. Many parents of pupils with SEND told us that the school supports their children well. When pupils’ conduct falls below expectations, staff take effective action. Staff know their pupils well. Teachers support pupils when they are unsure about their learning. Teachers help pupils to make connections between what they already know and can do, their current learning, and what comes next. In such cases, teachers use a range of activities to help pupils to remember what they have learned. Consequently, pupils are confident to tackle more difficult work. Pupils learn about tolerance and respecting others.'
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DFeS 2001) states that:
‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.’
The SEND team:
- Hayley Betteridge - Assistant Principal: Inclusion, and, Special Education Needs & Disabilities Coordinator
- Tess McHugh - Special Education Needs & Disabilities Coordinator
- Frances Brown - Teaching Assistant and Emotional Learning Support Assistant
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 or small group interventions to support accelerated learning.
- The Learning Link provides an adjusted curriculum to support selected year 7s towards a smooth transition in secondary school.
- The Bridge provides additional literacy curriculum to selected year 8 students closing the attainment gap with their peers.
- Literacy Tutor Group program to boost the reading age and comprehension ability of selected students.
- Support from our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant).
- Additional ICT to support learning.
- Differentiated timetables and/or learning resources.
- Support from external specialists e.g. Educational Psychologist.
Sources of support:
The Bourne Academy SEND Policy click here.
Exam Access Arrangements - Access Arrangements are pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working. Hayley Betteridge is The Bourne Academy lead for Exam Access Arrangements. Jennifer Thornley is The Bourne Academy Exams Officer.
JCQ – Joint Council for Qualifications - website.
SENDiass - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service.
SENDiass4BCP - provides a free, confidential, and impartial service for children and young people with SEND who live across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and their parents or carers. We are arms’ length from the local authority. SENDiass4BCP leaflet . Phone: 01202 128181 Email: email@example.com Website: click here. We can help:
- children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disability (SEND)
- parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
BCP SEND Local Offer - Find out about help available for children and young people (from birth to 25) for Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council. This is called the Local Offer. click here
Government SEND Information - Support and funding, SEND code of practice, extra SEND help, P scales for attainment targets, free school transport. click here
- Autistic Education Trust is a not-for-profit organisation supported by the Department for Education. Provides a support/training programme to education professionals including practical tools and a wealth of free resources to better support autistic children and young people aged 0 to 25. website
- The Umbrella Group supports parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum. website
- National Autistic Society support for parents & carers of young people with a diagnosis of Autism. website
ADD/ADHD – Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Social Emotional & Mental Health
BCP Mental Health Support Team at School - website
BCP Behaviour & Mental Health Services including CAMHS - website
NHS Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs) Inpatient Services - click here
Young Minds – UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health - website
360 Videos of The Bourne Academy
You can view a virtual tour of The Academy, all classrooms and facilities in the videos below: