At St Aidan’s Academy we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils, in all areas of academy life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils, from all cultures and backgrounds, and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision which will enable them to achieve their potential: to be healthy; safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.

We believe in positive interaction; removing barriers to learning; raising expectations and levels of achievement, and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all SEND pupils.

A pupil has SEND if they have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn, than most other pupils of the same age.

Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their child they should in the first instance discuss this with the SENDCo.

If the concern cannot be satisfactorily dealt with by the SENDCo it should be brought to the attention of the Principal. If the Principal is unable to resolve the difficulty the concern should then be put in writing to the Chair of Governors in accordance with the St Aidan’s Academy Complaints Policy.

St Aidan's Policies