SEND Department

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SEND Department

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team lead the provision for pupils of diverse needs on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities list.

The SENCo (Miss Fox) and Assistant SENCo (Mr Perry) lead a successful department of 6 Learning Support Practitioners and 18 Learning Support Assistants.

Ofsted had this to say about the way the SEND team are able to support learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:

'Low attaining pupils, disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities all achieve highly. Leaders deploy additional funding to provide effective additional support. The curriculum is planned well to ensure that they are learning and remembering more.'
- Ofsted 2020

The SEND department offer a systematic programme of interventions. Programmes are carefully planned and highly effective in raising pupils’ attainment and developing their social, emotional and mental health needs.


In addition to the range of intervention programmes available, the SEND team offer a Skills Development course designed to develop targeted pupils’ basic skills. The Skills Development programme is led by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Department and specifically targets pupils who would benefit from additional support in securing greater competency in Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Pupils may receive up to five hours of additional Numeracy and Literacy teaching where appropriate.

Wood Green Academy is an 11-19 over-subscribed National Support School specialising in Sport, Maths and Computing.

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