At King’s Meadow Academy we support all our children to enable them to achieve at school.
Our SENCo is: Mrs J Robinson
Excellent teaching is vital and high quality learning experiences provide children with the opportunity to learn new skills, acquire knowledge develop their independence and a love of learning.
We recognise that there are occasions where further additional support may be needed to enable our children to reach their goals.
Our SEND Policy can also be found on our policies page.
We pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos where the needs of individual learners are at the centre of their provision.
This information is part of Wakefield Local Authority’s Local Offer.
Who can I contact for further information?
- If you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs please contact the school office to arrange a meeting with our SENCo Mrs Robinson
- If you are considering sending your child to King’s Meadow Academy please make an appointment to arrange a visit to our school, you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s specific needs and to ask any questions relating to your child’s education.
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. They are the NHS service that offers support and treatment for children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.
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We believe that all children are entitled to an appropriate broad and balanced education. We give our children, including those with SEN, the skills that will enable them to be fully included in the life of the school. It is our belief that the inclusion of SEN children brings benefits to everyone. All children can learn from one another and are valued, regardless of ability or disability.
We aim, through inclusion, to promote respect and understanding for all pupils regardless of ability or disability. We expect that all our children will benefit from a policy of inclusion; that children will realise that there are others with special needs different to their own and that these children are equal members of our school. Conversely we consider it important that all our pupils (including those with special educational needs) feel themselves to be equal members of our school.
We encourage all the children to have high aspirations for themselves and to have pride in their achievements. This is reinforced by private recognition and public celebration of achievements. Integration is achieved practically by differentiation in the classroom, by specific arrangements for individual children at playtimes, mealtimes and when moving around school. There is a whole school response towards children’s needs when appropriate.
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