SEND at Haughton Academy

What does SEND - "special educational needs and/or disabilities" mean?

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

At Haughton Academy, we value all our pupils and ensure they are seen as individuals with differing interests, knowledge, skills, and needs. We have an inclusive ethos and strive to increase the learning and participation of all pupils, ensuring access to an appropriate curriculum. SEND is seen as a whole school issue, hence it is the responsibility of everyone in our school.

Every teacher is a teacher of every young person, including those with SEND or any other additional need. We work closely with our children, families, and a wide range of professionals to ensure the best possible educational outcomes and future for pupils.

Aims of our SEND provision:

SEND Policy - For Haughton Academys SEND policy, click here.

The local offer:

Haughton Academy support the offer of our local authority.

The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly, what services are available to them in the area and how to access them. The offer includes provisions from birth to 25, across education, health, and social care and had been developed in conjugation with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

Darlington’s Local Offer Learning and Skills SEND Local Offer can be found here.

Useful links for further information:

If anybody has any further queries about the SEND provision on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mrs Dawn Ablewhite(SENCO) -