At Montagu Academy we are very proud of the support that we offer to our pupils and families, when pupils are identified with a need that requires SEND support.

We have high expectations and are ambitious for the success of all pupils whose needs are identified and supported effectively through a Graduated Response process within our Academy. This in turn, allows us to personalise teaching and learning to our pupils in order for them to make strong progress within their learning. We recognise and celebrate the significance of every achievement that our pupils make towards identified outcomes, using PIVATS to measure the small steps of academic progress.At Montagu Academy we are very proud of the support that we offer to our pupils and families, when pupils are identified with a need that requires SEND support.

All of our SEND pupils have access to a broad and a balanced curriculum. We ensure that the children get full exposure to all curriculum areas, and allow flexibility in how children can showcase their learning, for example, writing as a barrier, they are encouraged to present their growing knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of different ways.

Once children’s needs have been identified, we utilise a range of strategies to enable our SEND pupils to experience success. These strategies support both specific skills eg intervention, and the opportunity to give our SEND pupils the best chance at success. Furthermore, we collect pupils’ views on how they feel that they are best supported. This feedback is then shared with all stakeholders, and appropriate provision put in place wherever possible.

SENCO Helen Miller

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy and Local Offer can be viewed below