Special Educational Needs and Disability at Lodge Park Academy
At Lodge Park Academy, every teacher is a teacher of SEND: every teacher has a responsibility to know their children. We have high expectations of all students and believe that if a child has SEND we do not lower expectations or limit potential. We provide bespoke adjustments where required, but we know that high quality provision in all classrooms is the best strategy for all learners. We train our teachers to understand that their craft and their curriculum are the keys to excellent provision. This is known as our Wave One approach (universal offer).
Children with SEND, like all children, are entitled to the most up-to-date, research-informed curriculum and pedagogy. This is the foundation of our universal offer. We identify that students need ‘additional to or different from’ (SEND Code of Practice 2015) the universal offer. At Lodge Park Academy, we ensure that strategies are evidence-informed, based on professional and expert experience and designed in collaboration with families. We place the voice of the child at the centre of our decisions; recognising that children with SEND should be treated with dignity and respect. In addition, we value the recommendations and expertise of the team of professionals around the child, including those in school.
A link to the local offer can be found at the end of this document and it will provide you with information about support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It directs parents/carers and young people aged 0 to 25 years to information about specialist and targeted services and activities in North Northamptonshire.
All staff and governors actively support inclusion and work hard to ensure that our children are given the opportunities and encouragement to be the best version of themselves. We believe that by working in partnership with our children, their families and external professionals, much can be done towards overcoming the challenges and barriers young people face. Our commitment to this is further outlined in our SEND Policy.
The Academy Special Educational Needs Policy can be found here
SEND Information Report 2022-23 (lodgeparkacademy.co.uk)
The Academy Accessibility Plan can be found here
Northamptonshire Local Offer can be found here
Our Academy SENDCo is Sue Jones - Executive Principal
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01536 203817.
My Son who has a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD has settled in incredibly well at LPA, the SEND department have gone out of their way to help him have a happy, successful time at school. I can't praise them enough. I would recommend Lodge Park Academy to anyone, my son comes out of school buzzing and smiling from a great day! Thank you very much for all you have done for my son! I decided to move my other son here from another secondary school due to the successful transition for my other son. He has settled fantastically and is also now happy and bubbly again too, they both really are back to the same cheerful boys they were at Primary School
I am forever thankful and grateful to the SEND staff at LPA for all their support and guidance they have offered myself and my daughter since she joined the Academy in September. Without them, I don’t believe she would be as happy and settled as she is
Since my son joined mid-way through the year, he's become so much more happy and confident as Lodge Park have listened to both myself and my son about his additional needs and Lodge Park have a more personalised care plan for him rather than as a whole as he's an individual, the transition changing schools was also excellent and my son was made to feel welcome at all times, thus meaning his needs being met so that he can finally enjoy school
Hi, I thought I would send you an email just to say thank you for all your support given to my son whilst he was at Lodge Park Academy. I am most grateful to yourself and all the SEND team who made his school life easier. It’s always a difficult decision to send a special needs child to a mainstream school but with your support, patience and understanding Joe was able to enjoy being a student at your school. my son struggles to make friendships, as you know, and being a part of the inclusion area, especially at break times, helped him to be more sociable with familiar people. Without this area, I’m not sure he would have coped! He was also able to build close relationships with your SEND team and the support he received was fantastic. I also would like to thank you for supporting us as a family and for always keeping us up-to-date every step of the way. I can honestly say that my son coped so well during his GCSE’s, not once did he come home stressed like I had expected. I was so proud of his exam results! he has now moved onto the Beehive College in Northampton which is more tailored to teach life skills. He is really enjoying being there but often talks about how he misses being at Lodge Park and the staff who supported him. Keep up the good work! And once again thank you for your continued support.