Special Educational Needs
At St Mary Magdalene Academy we actively seek to promote and enable the participation, on an equal basis, of all young people in education, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, background or prior attainment, and take into account individual needs.
Inclusion relates to all aspects of school life, not just the academic curriculum. We aim to remove barriers to learning and participation and provide clear structures, close monitoring systems and outstanding teaching and learning experiences so that every child progresses and thrives.
Schools Information Report
This report answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the school and special educational needs.
Read the report here
Our commitment to Special Educational Needs
We are committed to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and evaluating their progress, to ensure that they reach their full potential. In partnership with outside agencies, the SEN team supports pupils with special needs either through providing training and advice for teaching staff to ensure good progression in the classroom or by providing small group interventions such as The Lit Programme.
In addition, we have academic tutors to support pupils with their Maths and English in the run up to GCSEs.
In Years 7-9 we have discreet classes for those pupils who may have moderate learning needs or, for a whole range of reasons, require additional support to be able to thrive. These classes are referred to as our ‘nurture classes’ and are 7C, 8C and 9C.The latter is housed in the St Giles Centre. Whether at St Giles, or on the main Academy site, specialist teachers deliver the curriculum content. The small class teaching is heavily focused on literacy, numeracy and the Humanities. This focus run alongside a high adult pupil ratio of support. In Year 10 pupils either continue into KS4 or transfer to a more appropriate setting.
The SENCo is Ceinwen Gilmore. She can be reached on 020 7502 4725.