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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Special Educational needs at Sandown Bay Academy

Sandown is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all students with Special Educational Needs.

We are committed to:

·    Raising the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles.

·         Establishing robust systems which ensure all SEN students make at least two levels of progress by the end of each key stage.

·         Creating a climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly.

Support ranges from one-to-one tuition to learning support assistants working in the classroom with individual students.

The Academy has a SENCo and a very experienced team of Learning Support Assistants to support students with SEN, be it a specific learning difficulty or physical or sensory need. Support is given in a variety of ways, ranging from in-class support to individual work sessions, depending upon the student’s needs, to facilitate progress in their learning.

Autistic Spectrum Unit (ASRC)

The Academy has an Autistic Spectrum Unit which can cater for up to twelve statemented pupils. A dedicated member of staff has responsibility for managing the unit. The unit is supported by qualified staff who work to integrate the students into the mainstream curriculum. Admission arrangements to the unit are through a statementing panel.


Within the guidelines of the Disability Equality Scheme, the Academy is committed to:

·         Promoting equality of opportunity between disabled people and others.

·         Eliminating discrimination that is unlawful under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

·         Providing positive attitudes towards disabled people.

·         Encouraging participation by disabled people in public life.

·         Taking steps to meet disabled people’s needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer (see council website for details). Sandown has its own school offer that details our in-house provision for students with SEN.

SBA SEN Information Report - click here. 

Click here to view or download our SEND policy. 

Letter from IOW Council SEN assessment and review team - click here 

To view our Accessibility Plan - click here

Our SENDco is Mrs Louise Addinall, she can be contacted on 01983 409125 or [email protected] 

Accessibility Plan and Disability Statement V1.2.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
16 Jan 2017, 09:01
SEND Policy 2016 FINAL.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
4 Oct 2016, 02:30
SEND Report template Sept 2016 SBA Final.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
17 Oct 2016, 06:56
SEND offer document 2016.pdf
Karen Bricknell,
30 Aug 2016, 02:17