"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).



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2






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? 


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.