We have a variety of student support networks in place to ensure your child has everything they need to help them with their day-to-day needs.
Staffordshire County Council have introduced a public transport scheme for Under 20’s; a bus pass that’s equivalent to £1.30 per journey, applicable to school holidays and weekends as well.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
We are committed to the principle that every student has individual needs and an entitlement to the full curriculum. We believe that every tutor is a tutor of every child/young person including those with SEN and disabilities. We are fully inclusive in our provision:
- Social background
We advocate that all students should have access to the best education in order to prepare them for their futures. Therefore we are continually endeavour to improve the levels of attainment and progress for all students in order for them to achieve their potential.
Our SEN policy and report documents are available to download below. Information regarding Staffordshire County Council’s Local Offer is available on their website.
Students with disabilities
We always happy to welcome students with disabilities. Potential students are encouraged to contact us when they apply. Before your child takes up their place at the Academy we will discuss their individual needs with them and make all reasonable attempts to provide any specialist support and/or facilities they may require. We will continue to meet with them at regular intervals to ensure their needs are being met.
The Medical Room is located within Administration next to Reception which allows students to be easily monitored by the Medical Officer, and when appropriate, enables parents to easily collect them. The Medical Officer Miss Grant works in Partnership with the Academy to create an environment that promotes healthy living, as well as responding to the needs of individual students. The facilities of the Medical Room mean that first aid and emergency care and treatment can be provided as necessary.
Students can also access other services such as confidential health advice and support for disabilities or long term conditions which require medication administration. Students can drop in and see the Medical Officer at any time between the hours of 8:15 – 17:15 Mon – Thurs and 8:15 – 15:30 Fridays to discuss any concerns or problems they may be having, whether it be with exam stress or any other medical issue.
Details of the Academy Student Support Scheme are shown in the Policy below, including free school meals and discretionary bursary.
To make an application, please send the completed Application Form to the PA to the Leadership Team (email email@example.com) in confidence, ensuring that all supporting documentation is sent with each claim. Mrs Hutchinson will maintain records of applications received, together with the Director of Sixth Form’s decisions regarding eligibility, which will be communicated to the Finance Team.
The Finance Team will then account for monies awarded via the Student Support Scheme or Most Vulnerable categories and report this to the YPLA according to the protocol of their portal for MI returns. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
A Communication Support Worker will meet with you to ensure that:
- your Special Educational Needs are identified
- your tutors know about your requirements
- suitable provision is made to meet your needs
- there is liaison with appropriate outside agencies
If you have queries about funding arrangements (e.g. for transport or special equipment etc) information can be obtained from local agencies such as your Local Education Authority and Social Services.