Special Educational Needs and Disability

The principles of The Hazeley Academy:

The Hazeley Academy is situated on the west flank of Milton Keynes.

We work in collaboration with our partner primary schools to ensure our philosophy and approach to meeting the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability is similar.

We are committed to the principles of inclusion and strive for our provision to meet the needs of children and young people within a mainstream setting wherever possible and appropriate.

Our commitment extends to working in partnership with Milton Keynes Local Authority to ensure that all students, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in the Academy.

Who We Are and What We Do:

We are responsible for the co-ordination of Additional Education Needs throughout the Academy.  This includes children with Special Education Needs and/or a Disability.  It is my job to ensure that we follow the Code of Practice (revised 2014) which provides guidance about how we should offer a clear and structured approach to supporting children with identified Special Educational Needs.

We are involved in the strategic development of the Academy’s Special Educational Needs (SEND) Policy and inclusive provision.

In addition we have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Academy’s SEND Policy and co-ordination of the provision for students with SEND and/or a Disability.

A key part of our role is to work closely with external agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and Speech and Language Therapists.  This is always done in partnership with parents/carers.

Miss Toni Whiteman, Senior Deputy Principal

Miss Kim Dallas named SENcO