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SEND & Pupil Premium

Special Education Needs and Disability  

At Sir Thomas Wharton Academy we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students regardless of their needs or abilities.

 We aim to ensure:

  • That all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Provision of a differentiated curriculum appropriate to individual needs or abilities
  • The identification of students with SEN provision as soon as possible
  • That parents of SEN students are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment
  • Those students with SEN are involved, wherever possible, in decisions affecting their provision.


SEN Information Report June 2017


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer: 

The `Local Offer’ supports children who are disabled or who have SEN and the families of these children. The Local Offer enables families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.

The Local Offer aims to:

  • provide clarity and confidence for parents
  • support earlier intervention
  • reduce the need for assessment
  • identify need and gaps in provision
  • provide an evidence base for improving progress and securing better outcomes at school and local level

 The SEND Local Offer

  • Identifying children and young people with SEND and assessing their needs;
  • Adaptations to curriculum, teaching and the learning environment and access to ancillary aids and assistive technology;
  • Assessing and reviewing students’ progress towards outcomes, including how they work with parent/carers and young people in doing so;
  • Supporting pupil/students in moving between phases of education;
  • Enabling pupils and students to prepare for adult life so they can go on to achieve positive outcomes such as higher education, employment, independent living and participation in society;
  • Securing expertise among teachers, lecturers or other professionals to support children and young people with SEND – this should include expertise at three levels: awareness, enhanced and specialist;
  • Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the provision they make for children and young people with SEND;
  • Enabling children and young people with SEND to have access to facilities and extra-curricular activities that are available to those who use the setting; and
  • Supporting emotional and social development (this should include extra pastoral support arrangements for listening to the views of pupils and students with SEN and measures to prevent bullying).


SEND Local Offer Information


Pupil Premium:

Pupil Premium is a monetary grant given to the Academy by the Department for Education as support for those children who receive free school meals, along with children who have parents in the armed forces.

In 2011-12 the grant was £488 per student. The college received £76,616 in total.

In 2012-13 the grant was £600 per student. The college received £172,800 in total.

In 2013-14 the grant was £900 per student. The college received £266,700 in total.

In 2014-15 the grant was £900 per student. The college received £258,060 in total.

In 2015-16 the grant was £900 per student. The college received £258,300 in total.


Pupil Premium Strategy