Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Pemberley’s Approach to SEND

At Pemberley Academy we are committed to creating a caring, safe and secure learning environment that is inclusive of all pupils. We believe our whole community (meaning children, parents, staff, governors and local residents) should be provided with the opportunity to develop their self-confidence, resilience and independence so they can fulfil their potential and aspirations.

In order to achieve our aim of ensuring all of our pupils are happy, confident and secure at Pemberley Academy, we strive to provide excellent teaching at all levels and to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that are  inclusive, motivating and inspiring. We want all of our pupils to develop a love for learning, regardless of barriers they may face and we work hard to ensureour pupils with Special Educational Needs are given the support, resources and opportunity to  overcome some of these barriers and fulfill their full potential.

WHAT ARE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS? (definitions of special education needs taken from section 20 of the Children and Families Act 2014)

A child has special educational needs if he or she has learning difficulties that call for special educational provision to be made.

A child has learning difficulties if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age in other schools within the Local Authority.

Our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) is Mrs Fish. If you are concerned about your child and would like to make an appointment to see the SENCO, please contact the office.


The governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools must publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEN.

See below for a link to our SEND Information Report and our SEND Policy.

**link to be confirmed**


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