Aston Manor Academy ensures that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, are offered Quality First teaching to enable them to make the best possible progress in a mainstream setting, all so they are completely prepared for adulthood. The SEND Inclusion team works symbiotically with highly-skilled pastoral leaders with a highly-effective, embedded and robust pastoral system that offers extensive, personalised pastoral support to all students, including SEND students – whatever their needs.
We work within the framework of the Single Equality Act 2010 and the 2014 Code of Practice, where SEND students are supported with differentiated tasks and personalised reasonable adjustments when their needs are different from, or additional, to those of their peers.
Our approach to supporting SEND students is to promote students working at becoming independent and resilient learners in a whole school setting. To facilitate this approach, we have a dedicated inclusion area and highly-skilled staff, who support our SEND students in and out of class. In addition to the inclusion area, there is a smaller nurture class in each year group which has an extra adult in attendance.
The SEND department offers a systematic programme of interventions that run throughout the year as part of a graduated response. Such programmes are carefully planned and highly effective in raising our pupils’ attainment and developing their social, emotional and mental health needs.