At the Academy, we work very hard to support all our pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of our pupils on entry.
The transition from primary to secondary education can be a difficult time for pupils. We develop careful plans to ensure our pupils are well-prepared for this move. For some pupils, we offer a bespoke programme to help them have a smooth transition.
Once at the Academy, we provide a range of strategies including:
- Individual support through the classroom or through withdrawal
- A curriculum catering for each child's needs
- One-to-one catch up reading programmes
If you have any concerns about your child please contact our Primary SENDCO, Isabelle Coulson or our SENDCO Support, Samina Mahmood:
T: 0115 748 3385
Please note, the best times to contact are:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between the hours 8.30am – 3.30pm
For more information please review our Trust Policy (SEN and Disability Policy) by visiting the below links:
Improving the physical environment of academies to enable those with disabilities to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities, and services provided.
Our Accessibility Plan is available to view and download below. The Accessibility Plan has been drawn up in consultation with the Greenwood Academies Trust Board, pupils, parents, staff and Advisory Councillors of the Academy.
Nottingham Academy is committed to providing a fully accessible environment that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents, and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance, and inclusion.
SEND Report and FAQs
At Nottingham Academy we strive to achieve the highest standards to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We promote an inclusive educational environment in which we support and encourage all pupils to reach their potential.
Quality teaching is vital; however, for some children, there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. In order to do this, steps may be taken to support young people through their learning journey.
The Nottingham Academy works closely with the Local Authority in Nottingham in order to support our learners who are identified to have a need within the four areas of SEND, as identified by the DfE (SEN CoP 2014), download the document below for examples of support that may be available to pupils with additional needs, and further SEND information.