It is our goal to ensure that all students have the support necessary to empower them to thrive academically and make positive contributions to life at Ark Acton. Our Inclusion Department works closely with parents, teachers and the students themselves, to help overcome any barriers to learning that students may face on their journey towards adult life.

A young person has learning difficulties if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age within mainstream classes.

There are two levels of support which a student may receive: School Support or support from a Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

At Ark Acton we offer the following support to our students:

  • Invitation to attend extra-curricular clubs, for example a social club at lunchtime and an afterschool homework club
  • Targeted interventions for a range of needs
  • Quality First Teaching and targeted support from teachers and teaching assistants in lessons
  • Close working relationships with external professionals including Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Psychologist and Educational Psychologist
  • Therapeutic support from counsellors and therapists
  • Exam Access Arrangement
  • Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor, pastoral lead or the SENDCO if you have concerns or questions about their progress.