Local Offer

Please find to follow links to our Local Offer Information:

Teaching & Learning – What does Haywood Academy and City College Offer?

Annual Reviews

Keeping Children Safe

Health (including Emotional Health and Wellbeing)

Communication with Parents

What Help and Support is available for the Family?

Transition from Primary School and Transition for School Leavers

Supporting students with additional needs

Defining special needs
The Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years defines special needs as:

“A physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on the student’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”

Special needs within City College
We support students with varying needs, most of which are listed below:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Hemiplegia
  • Speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Visual difficulties

We also support staff to ensure correct provision is given in all lessons across the school.

Who gets the support?

The Learning Support team aims to ensure that all special educational needs and learning difficulties and disabilities students (SEND) are offered equal opportunities to learn and develop. This enables individual students to work towards achieving their full potential. This often involves specific intervention strategies both inside and outside of the classroom to ensure quality of opportunity. A lot of work that the SEND department does offers a combination of support and challenge to promote independent learning, and to raise attainment of SEND students.

How does it work?

We have a large dedicated team of SEND staff. They all have various qualifications to enable them to support our students fully. These qualifications range from NVQ3 to degree level.

Each member of the SEND staff has their own ‘specialism’, working together to provide a service that has an excellent reputation within the city.

What support do we offer?

In addition to quality first teaching we offer:

  • In class support
  • Withdrawals, where appropriate
  • Differentiated lessons, alongside worksheets/resources
  • Use of a laptop, where appropriate
  • A caring, nurturing and inclusive environment
  • Travel training
  • Transition to post-18 provision (college, apprenticeship, work-based learning, employment)
  • Portfolio building and coursework catch-up
  • Access arrangements for external examinations
  • Family links
  • Learning Support team meet and greet
  • Independent careers advice
  • Regular meetings with the Learning Support Manager to track progress
  • Support with work experience
  • Educational Psychologist support

Key Staff:

  • Sarah Perry – SENCO and Senior Lead Practitioner for Inclusion
  • Belinda Malpass – Assistant SENCO
  • Nathan Legg – Director of SEND and Inclusion for the City Learning Trust
  • Amanda Bridge – Employability & Life Skills Practitioner

Further information can be found here:

A physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on the student’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”

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