Welcome from our SEND Coordinator
We understand that applying to a new school is a big undertaking, and can feel especially daunting if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).
The Learning and Wellbeing Support department is here to ensure that everything Ark Acton Academy offers is accessible to and inclusive of all students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Students identified as SEND are included in all aspects of school life, including having equitable access to the mainstream curriculum and co-curricular programme that allows all students to develop the rich foundation of subject-specific and broader cultural knowledge that will enable them to go on to their best next step, preparing them for university or a real alternative.
We meet the needs of students identified as SEND through school-wide systems and routines. These are designed to allow every student (SEND or not) to thrive as an individual, subject to a nuanced combination of high expectations, respect, flexibility and empathy. Support and high expectations are comrades, not enemies.
At Ark Acton Academy we believe every student has the right to live a life to be proud of and should not be constrained by any protected characteristics, including disability, special educational need or vulnerability. Equality of opportunity is our core purpose and we are committed to ensuring all students achieve the outcomes and skills needed to successfully access the next stage in their journey. Therefore, we have a commitment to ensuring that every student with SEND (Special Educational Need and/or Disability) accesses the same high-quality education, is included in the same high expectations and ultimately achieves equitable outcomes as their peers without SEND.
Please review the links below to see the full range of support we can offer and if you have any questions in the meantime, please get in contact and I will be very happy to chat with you.