Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
School Aims and Objectives
The Local Authority, Bay Education Trust Board, Head teacher and all staff aim to work together with parents and carers to provide a broad and balanced education to meet the individual needs of each child.
Provision for SEND at Curledge Street Academy
To find out more about what we offer, please click on the links below to read our SEN Information Report, our Whole School Offer Provision Map, our SEND Policy and our Disability Equality Scheme and Access Plan.
Additional Support for SEND
Torbay Local Authority Family Information Service (FIS) Directory details available support and services for families. Please click the link to the website to find out more. http://fis.torbay.gov.uk
SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for Torbay. It is a free, confidential and impartial information and advice service, set up to support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Please click the link to the website to find out more.
Every teacher at Curledge Street Academy is a teacher of Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND), therefore your child’s class teacher should be the first point of contact if you have queries or concerns.
Sarah Morrison, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO), is available to support you with queries relating to additional needs. As well as overseeing outcomes and provision for all pupils with SEND, Sarah is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
“Please feel welcome to phone me or arrange an appointment to meet with me if you need to discuss how we can work together to support your child. I am available from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday. If you need to discuss a matter urgently on a Friday and I am not available, please visit or phone the school office and our administrator, Mrs. Webb, will signpost you to another member of staff who will be able to support you.”
At Curledge Street Academy we have a large team who work within the SEND Department, the Pastoral Team and the Nurture Provision. We are inclusive in our approach, providing an enriching learning environment that enables all children to be the best they can be. The team provides 1:1, group intervention and in class support to children with additional needs:
• Communication and Interaction
• Cognition and Learning
• Social, Emotional and Mental Health
• Physical and/or Sensory Needs
The Team structure includes:
- Nicola de Burgh: SEND Higher Level Teaching Assistant
- Lynda Swayne: SEND Teaching Assistant
- Sandra Woolvett: SEND Teaching Assistant
- Rachel Dimeck: Pastoral Team Leader and Designated Safeguarding Officer
- Charlotte Lane: Pastoral Support Worker
- Victoria Bower: Behaviour Support Assistant
- Serena Widdicombe: Nurture Provision Lead Teacher
- Jill Gebhard: Nurture Provision Practitioner
- Tracy Watt: Nurture Provision TA