Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Aims of our provision for pupils with SEN and/or disability

At Foxyards Academy we aspire for each child to achieve their best. Our aim is to develop each child emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially so that they are able to fulfil their true potential and are prepared for the next stage in their education leading towards adulthood. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them achieve their best through their learning journey.
Quality of teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets and reach their full potential. This is where support from the SEND team can be provided.

Our SENDCo is Mrs S Barker
They can be contacted at school if you have any questions or queries regarding SEND

Areas of need

  1. Communication and interaction.
  2. Cognition and learning.
  3. Social, mental and emotional health.
  4. Sensory and physical

Below are a list of useful website links that provide advice and resources to support children and families.

www.autism.org.uk - The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources).

www.autismspeaks.org - A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library

www.makaton.org/ - Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. The Makaton Charity website provides a range of advice and resources for children and their families.

www.widgit.com/resources -Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists.

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ - Information and advice on Dyslexia from The British Dyslexia Association. Dyslexia is a learning difference which primarily affects reading and writing skills and other areas such as organisational skills.

www.dyscalculiaassociation.uk/ - Information and advice on Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty with mathematics, primarily arithmetic.

www.rnib.org.uk/ - There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems. The pioneering work of the Royal National Institute of Blind People helps not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

www.ndcs.org.uk/# - The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ - Mental Health Foundation has on-line information about a range of Mental Health needs including anxiety, depression, ADHD etc.

www.youngminds.org.uk/ - Young Minds in the UK’s leading charity fighting children’s and young people’s mental health. The website provides a range of advice and resources for children and their families.

www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/ - Advice and practical strategies to support those with sensory processing disorder

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/ - The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisation. Working together, these organisations support everyone who works with children and young people to support their speech, language and communication. On their website, you will find a range of advice and resources to explore.

www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/8-working-memory-boosters - Working memory refers to how we hold on to and work with information stored in short-term memory. We all use our working memory to learn and follow instructions. This website provides great examples of how to build the development of working memory.

Well Being Information

We are currently working really hard at Foxyards Academy and fully realise the mental health and well-being of each and every child. We want the children to feel safe at School like they do at home. In this section you will find a few useful supporting documents as well as links to websites to help as a guide for the importance of keeping our children's minds healthy. 

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Foxyards Academy

Foxyards Road,Tipton,
Dudley, DY4 8BH
Telephone: 01902 553230