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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Management Staff

Dave Rowe


Mr D Rowe, Assistant Principal Inclusion (SENDCO)


Sharon Lazenby


Mrs S Lazenby, SEND Manager


Simone Newman


Mrs S Newman, Assistant SEND Manager


If you wish to contact the SEND department you can email us at or call the Academy on 01892 534377, and ask for the SEND department.

SEND Information Report

The Learners with Difficulties and Disabilities Policy (LDD) outlines information regarding the ways in which we ensure all students have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, consistent with the whole Academy curriculum policy, in order to realise their full potential; make outstanding academic and personal progress and grow to be equipped for their future lives. Provision may change and develop over time.

Each year group has its own ‘Provision Resource Map’ showing what provision is available to support our range of SEND students and what the ‘outcomes’ of that provision will be.

Underpinning this provision are the Academy’s own Audit Tools for Communication and Interaction (SLCN, ASD), Cognition and Learning and Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. These audit tools have been written to include the ‘mainstream core standards’ and list the effective whole Academy response to inclusive ‘Quality First Teaching’.

All referrals to the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT) to seek advice and guidance, as well as a statutory requirement for the application of Statement/EHC Plan submissions, ask for evidence of what mainstream core standards have been implemented and what their outcomes were.

SEND Provision Plan 2020-2021

To read KCC's Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2021-2024, please click here.

Useful Contacts

National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London EC1V 1NG
Phone: 0207 833 2299

West Kent: Maidstone SEN Team
SEN Manager: Dave Holland
Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Worrall House
30 Kings Hill Avenue
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4AE

British Dyslexia Association
Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane
Bracknell RG12 7BW
Phone: 03334 054555
Helpline: 0333 405 4567
Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley
Hertfordshire SG5 1EG
Phone: 01462 455 016
Helpline: 01462 454 986