Support in the classroom is led by pupil need; the expectation is that each class team supports and understands the needs of all students. However, some students require additional and more intensive support at times of difficulty or crisis.


We provide a support base that aims to enable individuals to overcome these additional barriers and to provide support to students to participate in meaningful learning.  We provide both individual care for students and specialist support for teachers and support staff. We are extremely proud of the positive impact that our focus on individual need has on the emotional welfare of our students.


Below is a summary of key findings from our recent inspection that highlights the difference this focus has:


The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is OUTSTANDING.


The behaviour of pupils is OUTSTANDING. Students typically manage themselves with assured good manners, showing consistently deep consideration for others, both pupils and staff. On the rare occasions when pupils’ individual needs make it very difficult for them to manage themselves properly, they use effectively the techniques staff have taught them.


Staff are highly skilled at knowing when to intervene with additional support at an early stage to help pupils, when needed, to re-establish their positive behaviours. As a consequence, instances of low-level disruption are rare.


Students are open, welcoming and accepting of others from backgrounds different from their own. They know how to lead healthy lives and keep themselves safe.


Pupils enjoy coming to school. They feel safe and secure at school, and all groups of pupils attend very well. This enables them to learn well. Students behave well in lessons and around the Academy.




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