SEND

At The Blyth Academy we are committed to the equal inclusion of all students, in all areas of academy life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our students, from all cultures and backgrounds, and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We recognise that all students are entitled to a quality of provision which will enable them to achieve their potential: to be healthy; safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. Students are taught along with their peers in mainstream lessons. Staff are committed to understanding the nature of each individual's needs and how these can best be met in and beyond the classroom. Making progress is an essential element of every lesson; therefore quality assurance checks are in place to ensure this happens.

We believe in positive interaction; removing barriers to learning; raising expectations and levels of achievement, and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all SEND students.

A student has SEND if they have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn, than most other students of the same age.

Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their child they should in the first instance discuss this with the SENDCo.

The Academy SEND leads are Mrs Rachel Miller and Mrs Lindsey Thompson

The SEND Code of Practice can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

If the concern cannot be satisfactorily dealt with by the SENDCo it should be brought to the attention of the Principal. If the Principal is unable to resolve the difficulty the concern should then be put in writing to the Chair of Governors in accordance with The Blyth Academy Complaints Policy click here.

Correspondence to the Chair should be addressed to:

Chair of Governors

The Blyth Academy

Chase Farm Drive

Blyth

Northumberland

NE24 4JP

Further SEND information/advice and support in available through the local authority:

Northumberland County Council - 0345 600 6400

SEND Contact:

Vice Principal - Mrs R Miller

Inclusion Co-ordinator - Mrs L Thompson

Telephone: 01670 798100