Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

All young people, regardless of ability or need, have the right to an inclusive and caring environment whilst also receiving a good education. There are a number of teams who work together to ensure that the provision is of a good quality and appropriate for the students’ needs:

Inclusion hub

This is where the majority of students work when they are receiving interventions. This is also a safe space for students at break and lunch times

Resource Provision

This is a provision for 12 students who have a diagnosis of autism. This team works closely with the autism team in Bradford to ensure quality provision is achieved

Fresh Start Team

This team works with students who have a low reading age and, through the guidance of the Fresh Start phonics scheme, work to increase both reading and comprehension ability

Flexible learning and behaviour support (Fledge) provision

An onsite provision for students who at risk of permanent exclusion or who need some learning away from mainstream for a short period of time

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator

Need help or further advice? Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator Joshua Hawkhead is here to help.

As the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), my job is to coordinate this provision and work with the school team to ensure students with special education needs or disabilities make the best progress possible. I believe passionately that all young people deserve a chance to succeed and some young people need a lot of guidance to achieve this.

Get in touch or email me direct Joshua.Hawkhead@coopacademies.co.uk

Learning Support Assistants

We have a large team of Learning Support Assistants. These colleagues work with teachers in the classroom to support students and make sure that they can access the learning and make progress. This might mean working with a small group to ensure that they are able to follow the information in the class or work individually with students to support them with literacy or self-regulation.

Information Report

Our information report explains how we’ll support our students with special educational needs or disabilities.


SEND Policy

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a new way of giving children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in Bradford.