Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEN and Disabilities 

At Stratford School Academy, we believe in providing the best possible support to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. We endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils, including those with SEND are able to access a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum.

As part of the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ which outlines the support that is accessible for children with SEND in the local area.

Details of Newham’s Local Authority Offer can be found on the Nehwam website.  Alongside this, schools are required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEND.  To view these arrangements please see our SEND Policy on our Policies page.

We embrace the fact that every child is unique and therefore the educational needs of every child are different.

Please see below for more information about the Local Offer from Stratford School Academy and how we can support your child.

Who are the best people to talk to about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)?

Our designated SENCO is Ms Beal.

We also run parent drop-in sessions every Tuesday after school at our Upton Lane site.

If you have any questions, concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us through phoning the school reception or using the ‘contact us’ form on our website.

How is the curriculum matched to pupil’s needs?

Teachers plan the curriculum and work together with learning support teachers to meet the needs of the pupils.

Learning support teachers meet the parents and their children in order to update their individual learning plan.  After this meeting, the Teacher Advice and Guidance sheet is created and sent to all subject teachers keeping them fully informed.

Some pupils with SEND will access small group intervention and 1:1 support in their lessons.

How are classrooms and other areas of the school adapted to meet pupil’s needs?

All areas of the school’s buildings are specially equipped and accessible to all pupils, including those with SEND. We have lifts in both school buildings, a hygiene suite, disabled toilets and specialist facilities in our classrooms. We also have a provision for children with autism at our Upton Lane building.

What arrangements are made to support pupils with SEN in taking part in extra-curricular activities and school trips outside of the classroom?

All pupils are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities/clubs and all pupils are involved in residential trips and educational visits.