SEND

"Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard." Liz Fosslien

 

SEND Is...

At Springwest Academy the Special Educational Needs Faculty aims to facilitate equal access to the curriculum and to ensure that all students achieve their academic, personal and social potential. 

The SEN Faculty responds to individual needs, delivering bespoke programmes to bridge the gap between students and their peers and to ensure they acquire knowledge, boost self-confidence and understand their own self-worth as learners and functioning members of our world. Specialist programmes prioritise embedding knowledge needed for life such as developing literacy and numeracy, social and emotional skills, speech, language and communication skills and occupational therapy. Students are supported in preparing for adult life so that they can become productive members of society.

 

Sequence of Learning 

  • Individual and small group programmes designed according to need.

  • In-class support in mainstream subjects.

  • Year 7 and 8 English teaching as below (emulates the mainstream KS3 English curriculum).

 

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer

POWER

VOICES OF A GENERATION

THE HUMAN CONDITION 

7

Transition Module – Getting to Know You

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

 

How do leaders abuse their power? 

Identity poetry 

 

How do writers convey thoughts and feelings through poetry?

Creating Our Own Voices

 

How do journalists write to convince readers of their viewpoint? 

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

 

How does the writer use setting, context and theme to create her novel? 

8

Blood Brothers 1 by Willy Russell 

 

How does social class create injustice?

Blood Brothers 2  by Willy Russell 

 

How does social class create injustice?

A Force for Change

 

How can I help to challenge injustices?

War Poetry

 

How do poets present their opinions about conflict?

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

How does the writer create detailed characters?

 

  • Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) support via the Foundation Learning programme.

Key Stage 4 Foundation Learning

Core Subjects

 

Over-teaching of concepts in GCSE English, maths and science.