September 2021 COVID-19 Update          SEND Information Report 2021   SEND Policy 


All teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND Code of Practice January 2015) and, as such, take full responsibility for all their students’ learning, progress and well-being.

The teachers at Granville Academy are trained to support students with SEND. They personalise their lessons by knowing the student’s strengths and areas for development and differentiating any work accordingly as all students with SEND carry a Passport of reasonable adjustments and teachers are aware of these needs. The SEND Department provides advice and guidance to teachers to allow them to do this effectively. This supports students to make progress and to meet their full potential.

A small number of students require something more bespoke; something distinct, individual and different. This may take the form of in-class support from an Academic Mentor, physical support, adjustments to the learning environment or additional tuition or intervention. All of our Academic Mentors are First Aid trained and have had additional specialist provider training on the areas of Diabetic care, Epi Pen use and seizures, as well as Asthma training. The SEND Department then work in partnership with the student, their family, the teachers and support staff to develop a tailored package of support to deliver and achieve this. To this aim, the SEND Department at Granville Academy offers a wide range of bespoke Interventions during and after the school day; Interventions can include: small group literacy, numeracy and reading interventions, SEMH Interventions including Art Therapy, Anxiety Gremlin, Anger Gremlin, Exam Stress Gremlin, ASD Social Support and Homework support. We are continually adding to and changing our intervention programme to ensure we can target as many individual students needs as possible in mostly group sessions.

Each Academic mentor is linked to individual students as a student champion. They meet with the student to listen to their student voice about what areas they are doing well in and what areas may need more support. This happens termly. The Academic mentors are also linked to year groups and contribute to the head of year team meeting with support and advice. Again, in partnership with teachers, the SEND team are also responsible for arranging for students to receive access arrangements for external examinations. The process for this begins in Year 9 when evidence of need is collected from teachers followed by rigorous assessment and subsequent application to the examination boards where this is found to be appropriate. The SENDCo is also available to chat to at the year group parents’ evenings throughout the year.

The SEND team is made up of the SENDCo, Miss J Gibson and a team of Academic Mentors, all of whom are experienced and well qualified.  If you would like to meet with Miss Gibson or one of the academic mentors to discuss your child’s needs and how they may be met, please do not hesitate to contact us by ringing the school reception or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Further details of our provision in this area can be found in the SEND Information Report.


You can find information below about SEND provision and the Academy SEND policy.

Information on a wide range of activities and services aimed at children with SEND and their families is available on the Derbyshire County Council website:

The site includes information on services commissioned by Derbyshire County Council as well as wider services available, therefore offering a greater amount of choice to families.  

The site is regularly updated by providers and is already proving very popular with families.

Please find below a link to the Local Offer from the Derbyshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council and Leicestershire County Council:!/directory

 SEND Code of Practice:

Further details of our provision in this area can be found in the SEND Information Report.

Accessibility Policy - under review

About Us

The Academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm during term time.

Tel: 01283 216765 


Principal: Mrs Michelle Oliphant

Chair of Governors: Mr Declan Royston-Webb 

SENCO: Miss Jessica Gibson