September 2020 COVID-19 Update          SEND Information Report 2020 

All teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND Code of Practice 2014) 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 SEND students 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. For the majority of students, this allows them to make progress and to meet their full potential.

However, a small number of students require something more; 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 timetabled for 2020-2021 Academic

Year include: small group literacy, numeracy and reading interventions, SEMH Interventions

including Art Therapy, Anxiety Gremlin, Anger Gremlin, Exam Stress Gremlin, ASD Social

Support, SEND Homework. 

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 evidence from teachers followed by rigorous assessment and subsequent application to the examination boards where this is found to be appropriate. The SENDCo and/or the Assistant SENDCo are also available to chat to at the year group parents’ evenings throughout the year.

The SEND team is made up of the SENDCo, Mrs Naomi Hill. Mrs Hill is the SEND Lead across the de Ferrers Multi Academy Trust, so has a good overview of SEND in other trust schools and indeed Nationwide. Mrs Sally Perks is the Assistant SENDco at Granville Academy and also has a team of Academic Mentors, all of whom are experienced and well qualified.  If you would like to meet with Mrs Hill or Mrs Perks 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.  or 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.

 

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The Academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm during term time.

Tel: 01283 216765 

email: office.granville@deferrerstrust.com 

Principal: Mrs Michelle Oliphant

Chair of Governors: Mr Declan Royston-Webb 

SENCO: Mrs Naomi Hill