Special Educational Needs Department

About the SEND

 We provide every possible opportunity to develop the full potential of each individual young person. We aim to offer excellence and choice to all young people. We have high expectations at Winterton Community Academy and we want the best possible outcomes for all students.

We believe in recognising all achievements, both academic and beyond, providing an inclusive learning environment which meets the needs of all our young people.

The SEND department is based in the Additional Learning Unit (ALU) where young people can socialise with peers and peer mentors in a safe, friendly environment which is staffed by our team.

We assess all year 7 and newcomers to ensure their needs are catered for. This is continually monitored throughout their time with us by all staff. We provide appropriate curricular and extra-curricular provision and support, tailored to each young person’s needs. Our dedicated team are approachable and nurturing and apply their wealth of knowledge and experience to the whole range of Special Need issues, including;

  • Communication and interaction, including ASD and speech, language and communication needs.
  • Cognition and learning, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
  • Social, emotional and mental health, including ADHD
  • Sensory and /or physical including visual and hearing

The SEND team provide a caring support network for our young people and their families. We are flexible in our approach and believe that the young person is central to the decision making that affects them. Our strength is in providing in-class support and numerous intervention sessions such as CALL, Peer Mentors, 1-1 peer mentor reading scheme, Buddies, Numeracy, Literacy and various activity clubs. We work closely with a range of outside agencies, (ASET, SALT, HSS, OT) providing further expertise to support our pupils.

Meet the Team

Miss Emma Forman – SENCO: “As Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, my role is to lead our dedicated, experienced and caring SEND staff. I aim to ensure that as a school we provide the best possible support to aid the learning and development of all our students. This involves working with other staff, outside agencies and families.

I also endeavour to make the transition process between our feeder primary schools and further education colleges as smooth as possible for all our young people. Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or email if there is anything you would like to discuss.”

Mrs Joanne Simpson – Learning Support Manager: “As Learning Support Manager, my role is to ensure that our students are supported appropriately and receive individualised provision to meet their additional learning needs. We offer a systematic approach based on thorough assessments and evaluation. We provide high quality literacy, numeracy and social and communication programmes to help each student reach their full potential; increasing their learning ability, confidence and self-esteem.

I teach individualised programmes to students with literacy difficulties and Dyslexia and give advice and support to the students, staff and parents. Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or email if there is anything you would like to discuss.”

  • Mrs Julie Davey – Inclusion Mentor
  • Mrs Dawn Bishop – Learning Mentor
  • Miss Lisa Windle – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Sharron Sibson – Teaching Assistant

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SEND Department.

Arrangements to Support Students with SEND

The Children and Families Act require all local authorities and schools to publish information about their provision for children and young people from 0-25 who have special educational needs and disability (SEND) – a LOCAL OFFER. The SEND Local Offer in North Lincolnshire aims to provide you with the information you may need, or want to know, about resources, services, support, activities and events in our local area.