Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Details of Shrewsbury Academy’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services are available for downloading below:

School Policies

The Local Authority Local Offer can be found here – there is a wealth of information regarding groups/activities/organisations and services that can support professionals and parents in Shropshire.

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support within Shrewsbury Academy is based in the A2L.

The A2L is a facility within school which aims to promote inclusion and remove the barriers to learning experienced by many students. Young people can utilise this facility at social times – before school, at break and during lunch time – in order to ease any ‘large school’ anxieties.

The idea behind the A2L is to create an environment which is more relaxing and calm than a regular classroom, helping students to feel at ease and promoting learning confidence in mainstream lessons through support and encouragement. The A2L is also the base for many interventions including literacy, numeracy, social skills, mentoring and emotional support – and it is also there for those who just want a general chat with a bite to eat! The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is based in the A2L alongside a team of Access Leaders who are on hand to support and help children within the school with their educational and social development.

The Shrewsbury Academy SEN co-ordinator is Mr McIlhatton. He can be emailed at n.mcilhatton@sa.sat.coop or 01743 276 700.