At The Blyth Academy we have high expectations of our students in order to nurture success in their future. Some students will require additional support during their time at the academy; we aim to provide high quality learning opportunities in an inclusive setting in order to promote success for all. The academy staff team work tirelessly to ensure that we meet all students' individual needs, and pride ourselves on provision that is tailored to help students overcome any barriers to learning.
We work proactively through our vulnerable groups meetings and the work carried out by the pastoral team to develop a wide range of support that can help students when they need it most. This support may be short or longer term and can involve referrals to agencies outside the academy when additional expertise is required. When decisions are made by professionals to refer to one or more agencies outside of the academy team, parents/carers will be informed in advance for consent and you will be given regular updates at each stage of the referral process.
The pastoral team at the academy are available to listen to any concerns you may have regarding your child/children and can be contacted via the academy reception. If you have specific concerns about your child's learning you should contact the SENCo, Mrs S Coathup, at the academy to discuss this further.
Where your child has a long standing or short term medical condition which requires prescribed medication during the academy day you must contact the academy in advance to make arrangements for this to be administered. The only medication, which we are permitted to administer, is that prescribed to a specific student and where a responsible adult signs it into the academy office; we cannot accept over-the-counter medication and that brought in by a student. The academy will prepare a detailed medical plan to support your child; you will have access to a copy of the plan and in the event of an emergency a copy of the plan will be given to medical professionals supporting your child.