SEN

At the Manchester Health Academy you can feel safe in the knowledge that we:

  • Have high expectations of all pupils including those with SEND
  • Regularly assess progress to ensure appropriate and timely support is available
  • Use a variety of teaching and learning styles to match pupil needs
  • Use the best and most skilled teachers and teaching assistants (including specialist provision such as Educational Psychologists ) to work with the most challenging pupils and those with identified specific needs
  • Have clear guidelines for, and expect, good behaviour
  • Establish good family links including regular home-school contact and parental support as necessary
  • Establish strong links with local primary schools to ensure a seamless transition process
  • Employ a trained SEND/Inclusion lead who is an integral part of the academy and a member of the management team
  • Have a governor with designated responsibility for SEN
  • Operate an effective policy of zero tolerance towards bullying
  • Use clear, SMART targets
  • Monitor and assess pupils progress and regularly review IEP’s and/or targets to meet challenging pupil needs
  • Regularly report progress to parents
  • Share practice; discuss effective teaching and learning
  • Have a continuous professional development programme that ensures all staff are given regular training in new developments regarding SEND
  • Will be enthusiastic about your child’s successes, the value they add and the difference they make and regularly celebrate these achievements

The full SEN policy can be viewed here, as well as the A parental guide to SEND Provision. You can also find these within the Parents, Carers and Students section.

Manchester Health Academy
"Disabled students and those with special educational needs achieve well because of the outstanding support they receive" Ofsted 2015