• SEND Intervention

At Serlby Park Academy, all staff strive to promote inclusion of all students. The School is committed to ensuring that pupils with SEND can fulfil not only their academic potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes, but also achieve physically, creatively, emotionally and socially.

We strive to help your child in a number of ways:

  • Teaching staff:

Class teachers input via excellent targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching, all teaching is based on building on what the pupil already knows, can do and can understand.  Different ways of teaching are in place, so that your child is fully involved in learning in class.   Specific strategies, which may be suggested by the SENCO or outside agencies, are in place to support learning.

  • Support Staff:

At Serlby Park Academy we have a number of teaching assistants who are distributed across the school to support our pupils in mainstream lessons and within our inclusion areas providing focused teaching interventions.  

  • Interventions

During the school day we offer a number of intervention programmes, which are delivered to individuals or small groups with a specific intended outcome. Listed below are an example of some of the interventions we run across the academy, some are phase specific, dependent on the age/ability of the pupil.

  • Bespoke reading interventions focusing on phonics, fluency and or comprehension.  These include:
    • Fresh Start Phonics
    • Reading Plus
    • Rapid Plu
  • A range of numeracy interventions for pupils who have numeracy difficulties and having difficulty in understanding a maths concept.
  • Precision Teaching – Teaching staff lead interventions which focuses on improving students’ reading and spelling of a focused selection of words by initially identifying knowledge gaps.
  • Lego Therapy – building social skills through play.
  • Social Use of Language Programme (SULP): The programme is designed to enhance student communication, to develop skills to enable them to be better communicators and to develop awareness skills and how they can manage them.
  • Circle of Friends: a small group intervention to enhance inclusion for the pupil who is experiencing difficulties in school.
  • Homework support club run by our Learning Support Assistants
  • Drawing and Art Therapy
  • Speech and Language Programmes which are run by our Communication Champion, who works with Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Kooth counselling services – Offering emotional support to students following traumatic events or long-standing periods of anxiety.  This is a free online service offering emotional and mental health support for children and young people.
  • Casy Counselling – A referral can be made to our Casy counsellor, who offers a range of counselling services for children in Nottinghamshire.

We also benefit from provision areas which meet the needs of our pupils:

  • The Bridge

This is a provision within the academy where students with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) needs can attend. It also supports students with short and long term medical needs who may struggle to access the full school curriculum offer.

  • The Hub

This is a provision which offers Meet and Greet every morning, a quieter environment for break and lunch time and a safe space for our most vulnerable pupils.  It is also a place where pupils can check in with staff with any timetable or homework concerns.

  • The Zone

This is our newest provision which provides bespoke interventions for those pupils, who mainly have Communication and Interaction needs.