SEND and Student Services

At Open Academy we value the abilities and achievements of all of our students and are committed to providing the best possible environment for learning.

We believe that all students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are entitled to a broad, balanced and scaffolded curriculum that satisfies their individual learning needs by teaching and supporting them to achieve their goals. Students’ learning will be supported along with their emotional, physical and spiritual development. We actively encourage students with SEND to be fully included within school and within the wider community.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENCO), Ms Sally-Ann Hewitt-Coleman supports our teachers along with additional support staff, to deliver appropriately scaffolded resources and lessons so that all student needs are met. Our SEND team are based in the Open Learning Centre (OLC), which is located in a central position in the Academy, creating a calm environment for vulnerable learners to access additional support.


Sally-Ann Hewitt-Coleman - SENDCO

SEND Link Governor – Callum Perry

The Academy has due regard to the Code of Practice 2014 and also the need to eliminate discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010, to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, and to foster good relations across all characteristics
We know that many students will have special educational needs at some time during their school life. We recognise that appropriate support and intervention through the implementation of this policy, will enable all students to experience and enjoy positive achievement.

Arrange a consultation
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information, or would like to talk to someone about your child's individual needs. To arrange a consultation with a member of the department please phone: 01603 481640

(For more detailed information about the Department's work please look at our SEND Policy and SEN Information Report).

Norfolk's Local Offer
Norfolk County Council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

SEND local offer

Norfolk Information Advice and Support Service

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