Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Provision

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disables, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear comprehension, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disable children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled and young people and those with SEN, and service providers in it’s development and review

Tameside’s local offer can be found here: www.tameside.gov.uk/localoffer

At Discovery Academy we aim to provide a curriculum that is appropriate to the needs and abilities of all our children.

We plan our teaching and learning in such a way that we enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. We believe that all teachers are teachers of special educational needs.

All schools are expected to have well planned SEND provision and publish their School SEND Information Report so that parents and carers can see exactly what the school offers. This supports parents to ensure that they make the right choice for their child. You can find a copy of Discovery Academy’s SEND Information Report on our policies page.

The SEND team is led by Mrs Beverley Oldham who is highly experienced in SEN provision and works closely with Tameside Council in this field. Mrs Oldham is supported by an Assistant SENDCo, Mrs Mayers.

Should parents have any concerns about their child in relation to SEND they should contact their class teacher first and then Mrs Mayers by making an appointment at the Academy office, or alternatively email Mrs Mayers at: jmayers@victoriousacademies.org