At Serlby Park Academy, we aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice. We know that many pupils will have special educational needs at some time in their school life but with the correct support and intervention all pupils are able to experience and enjoy positive achievement.
Most children find that they can progress with the help of their subject teachers and tutor, but some may need extra support.
The Learning Support Department is a team of staff who specialise in helping and supporting students when required, led by Karen Firth (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who is responsible for co-ordinating provision for all pupils with special education needs.
Teaching Assistants (Secondary)
Mrs Adair (Social Communication Specialist Support)
Miss Askham (Literacy Intervention)
Mrs Cave (Technology Support)
Mr Dickenson (Science Specialist)
Mrs Jarvis (Numeracy Interventions)
Mr Senior (Classroom Learning Assistant) (PE Support)
Mr Smith (Nurture Group, Classroom Learning Assistant)
Mrs Wright (Nurture Group, Classroom Learning Assistant)
Mrs McNicholas (Bridge Support)
Mrs Wallis (Classroom Learning Assistant)
Primary Teaching Assistants
Mrs S Allen (HLTA) - LKS2
Mrs J Bailey - LKS2
Mrs L Burgess - EYFS
Mrs T Caswell - LKS2
Mrs L Cawston - (HLTA)
Miss S Chester - EYFS
Miss L Collinson - UKS2
Mrs C Dudley - KS1
Miss E Fincher - KS1
Mrs D Fricker - KS1
Mrs J Knight - UKS2
Mrs K Milford - KS1
Mrs J Millns - EYFS
Mrs J Peel - UKS2/Library
Mrs L Richardson - KS1
Miss D Rush - KS2
Mrs B Stanyard - UKS2
Miss S Haigh - Classroom Learning Assistant)
Miss P Hindson LKS2
Ms S Coulson (Hearing and Impairment Specialist)
How do we Support Pupils?
Please refer to the SEN policy.
How do we find out who has Special Education Needs?
We are provided with detailed information from primary schools which helps us to identify all pupils with Special Needs. We are aware that children have changing needs and recognise that pupils might be referred in various ways, for example: