All pupils have individual needs and it is our responsibility to ensure that teachers and support staff have the necessary skills to provide quality first teaching that meets these needs, enables progress and raises levels of achievement for all pupils including those with SEN.
Pupils who require individual and/or specific support and guidance may be referred to the SENCO for advice and input. There may be times when the needs of a pupil are such that a referral is made to an external specialist service for further advice and support.
The Inclusion team at each school works closely with parents as partners in the education of their children and will keep them informed at each stage.
Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s form tutor or class teacher in the first instance with any concerns in order for the matter to be directed to the most appropriate member of staff.
Provision for pupils identified as able or talented occurs within both the classroom and beyond via local and national initiatives. There are opportunities to attend Summer Schools, Master Classes and visits to institutions of Higher Education. There is also the possibility of early examination entry in certain subjects for pupils with specific strengths. There is a member of staff at each school with responsibility for overseeing the provision for our most able pupils.
Pupils for whom English is an additional language may be supported in the classroom, and where there is an identified need, can receive appropriate intervention. They may also be encouraged to take public examinations in a community language.
The emotional welfare of the pupils is very important to us and there are a number of people in post at each school who provide a valuable support network for some of our most vulnerable young people. Parents, carers and pupils themselves are encouraged to speak to a member of staff if any difficulties arise.
For any Looked After Children (LAC) or Child Protection issues please contact the following members of staff:
Knights Academy – Ms T Thomas – Welfare Coordinator
Knights Academy - Mr M Charles - Vice Principal
Knights Temple Grove - Ms D Indresano - Head of Primary Phase
Knights Local Offer
Special Educational Needs at Knights Academy
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Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF