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SEND Introduction

Kader Academy aims to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Details of Middlesbrough Local Authority Local Offer can be found at: or by telephoning the Middlesbrough Family Information Service on 01642 354200.

At Kader Academy, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Different Types of Support Available
  • Excellent targeted classroom teaching
  • Specific group work or interventions run by teacher or teaching assistant
  • Specialist intervention delivered by outside agencies
  • Involvement with outside agencies such as educational psychologist providing advice to staff on teaching strategies
  • Individual support for learners whose needs are severe and/or complex
How is Additional Support Allocated to Children?

The academy budget includes money for supporting children with SEN and disabilities. The Principal decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors. The Principal and SENDCO discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school and allocate training, resources and support.

If the funding provided by Middlesbrough Local Authority is insufficient to provide for the needs of children with SEND, applications can be made to the Local Authority for additional, exceptional funding or for funding for individual pupil support.