Hillocks Primary Academy aims to support children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) by seeking to remove barriers to learning and participation, ensuring all children have access to an appropriate education that affords them the opportunity to achieve their personal potential.

The academy supports pupils in four main areas:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • behaviour, emotional and social development
  • sensory and/or physical

We work collaboratively with outside agencies ensuring specialist advice and provision supports effective teaching and learning.

Our aims are:

  • to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for every child
  • to ensure learning activities are well planned, ensuring progress in long and short term planning
  • to ensure that our provision offers help, support, and resources to give a child the opportunity to overcome his/her difficulties
  • to make sure where possible our children are involved in decisions made about them and their education
  • to involve parents in decisions and keep them informed about their children’s progress
  • to prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life
  • to develop in children a feeling of worth that they are valued members of our society and that they have equal opportunity to succeed
  • to make sure that the arrangements made for children with special educational needs are in line with the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
  • to be aware that children with special educational needs may find learning more difficult than others and will face additional frustrations. They will require different strategies for teaching and learning
  • to ensure that all staff involved with SEND children should work together in the best interests of the child and monitor and review progress, carefully, and regularly

What is the Local Offer?

In September 2014 the government made a lot of changes to the way that children and young people aged 0 to 25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported. This included making Local Authorities produce a ‘Local Offer’. The Local Offer brings together useful information across education, health and social care within one website where you can find information, advice and guidance and a range of provider services listed who support children and young people with SEND.

You can find Nottinghamshire’s Local Offer here.

Policies and reports

You can find our SEND policy on our dedicated policies page and a copy of our SEND report below.

SEND Information Annual Report – September 2021

Key contacts

For further information about what we do, or for any support, please contact our SENDCO Charlotte Adams – cadams@hillocksprimary-ac.org.uk