Month: October 2017 (4)

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03) How does the school know if students needs extra help with their learning?

The East Manchester Academy values all its students. The Academy firmly believes that each student should be given equality of opportunity to achieve her full potential – spiritually, academically and socially – by recognising the uniqueness of each individual and providing a rich and varied learning experience for all and focusing on achieving the best possible outcomes. Each student, regardless of their ability, is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum offered which is relevant to their educational needs. The curriculum offered should give all students a sense of achievement and thereby help them develop. We aim to ensure that: Students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) are educated, wherever possible, in an inclusive environment alongside their peers to enable each student to reach their full potential We foster an atmosphere in which SEND students feel valued and can develop a sense of confidence, self-worth and achievement Students with learning difficulties are able to access their entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum as part of the whole school community We match levels of additional support for learning to the wide variety of individual learning difficulties, while enhancing self-esteem We identify and assess students with SEND as early and as thoroughly as possible using the revised Code of Practice (2014) Parents/carers and students are fully involved in the identification and assessment of SEND, and that we work in close partnership with all agencies concerned, using a multi-agency approach We meet the needs of all students with SEND by offering appropriate and flexible forms of educational provision, by the most efficient use of all available resources We maintain up to date knowledge of current SEND good practice and methodology in order to offer support and training in these areas to all staff in our school We maintain links with […]

02) What do I need to do if my child already has special educational needs?

More information on Manchester’s local offer can be found at: If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, this will be transferred to an Education and Health Care Plan by May 2018. We will give you more information at your child’s Transfer Review. The new legislation focuses on outcomes for young people and engaging parents, families and carers. At the Annual Reviews and through the SEN Parent Forums we will be actively seeking your views to contribute to improving outcomes for your child. If your child does not have a Statement or Education Health Care Plan we will meet with you as and when necessary and you will be able to see us at any of the drop-in sessions of Parent’s Evenings. Should you wish to discuss anything, please contact Mrs Owen, SENCO.

01) What should I do if I think my child has special educational needs?

The key staff that you can contact if you think your child has Special Educational Needs are: Mrs N Owen (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) 0161 230 8039 Mrs N Doran (Assistant Special Educational Needs Coordinator) 0161 230 8039 In addition to this you may discuss any concerns about your child’s progress with their Pastoral Manager or Director of Progress who will refer him/her to the Inclusion Team if necessary.
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