Supporting Individual Needs

Our curriculum is designed primarily to support the most vulnerable students in the academy and it is essential that they are able to make progress in line with any other students.

The academy has an in-house inclusion provision comprising a Bridge coordinator and PLC coordinator.  This allows all students, including those disadvantaged by numerous barriers to access a full and varied curriculum. 

The Bridge is a provision in the academy where pupils suffering from physical, social or mental health difficulties can be taught in a smaller setting.  Pupils working in The Bridge follow their normal timetable and work is provided by their subject teachers. 

The Personalised Learning Centre is a provision which supports pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.  Pupils in the PLC also follow a broad curriculum but access more personal development opportunities in order to support their return to the mainstream setting.

We have eight learning support assistants and are in receipt of inclusion funding from the local authority to provide additional staffing which enables pupils with SEND to follow a full curriculum pathway in a mainstream setting.  In addition to this we have used a temporary leadership allowance to work with pupils in the lowest ability groups running a rewards and recognition system which is bespoke to their class and more immediate than the whole school system.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader provides pupils with access to a range of external agency support. These include; CAMHS and CHEWS, The Trailblazer Project, Early Help Service, Family Support, Thrive – Kirklees, The Risk & Vulnerability Team, Prevent/Channel, BASE, Social Care, Educational Psychiatrist, Youth Intervention Team and Kirklees Safer Stronger Communities.