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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Skinners’ Kent Academy is committed to all students having access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

The Academy ensures that the educational needs of students are identified and addressed through an early diagnosis of learning needs. This information is used to shape the curriculum, academic and pastoral planning for each student. Wherever possible, all students with SEND are taught alongside their peers.

All teaching and support staff receive regular and up to date research informed training in teaching and learning strategies that ensure progress for all. This includes Quality First Teaching, The Graduated Approach and understanding the specific needs of individual students.

There is an Inclusion Profile and Quick Glance Strategies document for staff to use in their planning. Staff regularly share best practice and what works well for individual students. Each subject has a ‘Planning for Inclusion’ document informed by research and best practice.

Students with SEND are fully included in extra-curricular activities, trips and enrichment activities.

The Academy seeks the views of students and families and promotes links with families through a ‘Family Learning’ programme.

There are a number of initiatives to support students. ‘Haven’ is a quiet place for students at lunch time. ‘Aspire’ is designed to support students who need some extra help with the transition from primary to secondary school life. Our Forest School programme is designed specifically for students who attend Aspire.

The SEND department work closely with outside agencies such as Kent’s Specialist Teaching Services, Disability Services, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Physiotherapists.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the SEND team and find our SEND policy, within the policy section of this website.

The Learners with Difficulties and Disabilities SEND 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 out range of SEND students. 

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 2022-2023

SEND Provision Plan 2023-2024

SEND Local Offer

SEND Management Team

SEND Management Staff

Dave Rowe

Mr D Rowe, Assistant Principal Inclusion (SENDCO) 



Simone Newman

Mrs S Newman, Inclusion Manager



Wendy Fronda

Mrs W Fronda, Assistant Inclusion Manager



Helen Bampton

Mrs H Bampton, SEND Teacher



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.

Inclusion Newsletters

Useful Contacts & Links

ADHD Foundation
Registered Charity Number 1120898
3rd Floor,
54 St James Street,
L1 0AB


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

SEND specific videos

KCC SEND Information Hub

KCC's Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2021-2024