Our curriculum

Supporting students with SEND

Our approach to teaching and our academy curriculum provide meaningful, effective learning and inclusion for all our students.

All students are assessed when they join Olive AP Academy – Suffolk to identify their strengths and needs.

Parents and carers are involved in these discussions at their child's induction meeting when they first join the academy.

We offer personalised planning and differentiation for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and teaching will be responsive to different learning styles to allow for meaningful and effective learning and inclusion for all. You can find further information in our SEND policy which includes our information report.

What special educational needs does Olive AP Academy – Suffolk support?

  • communication and interaction difficulties
  • cognition and learning difficulties
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • sensory and/or physical needs.

You can find further information about our curriculum and our approach in our academy policies.

All local authorities publish information about how children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported in their area. This is known as the local offer. Find out more about the Suffolk Local Offer.

Our academy’s SEND coordinator is Ellen Watson.

T: 01449 613931

E: ellen.watson@oliveacademies.org.uk

Please contact our Head of Academy, Ellen Watson, should you have any concerns or queries regarding your child’s SEND support. You can also refer to our Complaints Policy should you have further concerns regarding SEND support at Olive AP Academy – Suffolk.

For further support you can also contact Suffolk’s SEND information & advice service e: sendiass@suffolk.gov.uk t: 01473 265210

COMMUNICATE, an independent speech and language therapy service for children, adults and schools in East Anglia, has shared the following fun activities to help our pupils develop their communication skills.

We’d love to hear from families who have tried these challenges. Please email Ellen with your feedback: ellen.watson@oliveacademies.org.uk

Chat Challenge Objects Download
Chat Challenge Technology Download
Chat Challenge Bed Sheet Download
Chat Challenge Dough Download
Chat Challenge Paper Download
Chat Challenge Water Download
Chat Challenge Maps Download
Chat Challenge String Download