This page will help you understand how provision is made at Droylsden Academy for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Children learn at different speeds and in a variety of ways. There will be a wide range of ability within your child’s year group. Some of them will need some extra support or provision to help them meet their targets and be happy with us at Droylsden Academy.
You are welcome to contact us at any point to discuss your son or daughter’s progress. Please feel free to make the most of parents’ evenings and other events to talk to us.
"Our aim is to work in partnership with you to support your child."
Every child is an individual. They all develop and learn at different rates. This means that different teaching styles will be used in the classroom to support individual children with their learning.
We provide a cycle of planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation that takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of children.
Most children will benefit from these different approaches and will make appropriate progress, but some children may need more support.
What if your child needs more support?
If you or the school are concerned that your child is not making adequate progress, it is possible that they may have special educational needs. This will be referred to the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and the Learning Support team.
If needed, we will put in place appropriate provision to support your child to make progress and access the curriculum. This could include one or some of the following:
If your child needs support to physically access the curriculum, the support could include some of the following:
If there are concerns over the progress your child is making even with this support, we will ask your permission to seek further advice from external support services.
We may want to ask for help from, for example;
You will continue to be involved, and your child’s progress will be regularly recorded and reviewed in the same way. The support will continue until either your child no longer needs this additional support to make progress, or it is decided that a request for a statutory assessment may be appropriate.
Tameside County Council’s Local Offer, outlining services available for children and young people who have SEND, can be found at:
These are some of the support groups that are based in the Tameside area who can offer support and advice to parents