SEND support

Our academy’s SEND coordinator is Ellen Watson. She can be contacted via the academy office (T: 01449 613931) or by email (E:

All pupils are assessed when they join Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (OA-Sf) to identify their strengths and needs. Parents and carers are also involved in these discussions.

What special educational needs does OA-Sf support?

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

We offer appropriate personalised planning and differentiation for pupils with SEN 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 Information Report and our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy.

For further support you can also contact Suffolk’s SEND information & advice service e: t: 01473 265210

Please contact our headteacher or Ellen Watson, SENDCo, 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.


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 at