Special Educational Needs (SEN) at St Columb Major Academy
Our SEN Team:
SENCO: Mrs Tracey Milsom
Assistant SENCO & PSA: Mrs Penny Cherry
SEN Governor: Mrs Charlotte Roose
Dyslexia Trained Teacher: Miss Rosie Brogden
Dyslexia Champion: Mrs Julianna Allan
1:1 Teaching Assistants (including Autism trained support)
We provide SEN support in a number of different ways:
- Additional adult support during lessons
- Teaching Assistant support or focused Group Support to learn the skills required to make progress.
- We encourage & value support from many outside agencies including Speech and Language therapists, Physiotherapists, Educational Psychologist (Ed Psych) and County Advisors/ Support workers.
If you think your child may have special educational needs: e.g. your child may not be happy, may be struggling in class, is showing some behaviour issues which are cause for concern, in the first instance , you can communicate your concerns to your child’s class teacher. We encourage communication with you at all times and teachers will speak to you if they are concerned your child is not making the progress they should be in their school life. Alternatively you may also contact Mrs Penny Cherry, our Assistant SEN Co-Ordinator (SENCO), who holds responsibility for SEN here at St Columb Major ACE Academy with Mrs Tracey Milsom.
Please use the Contact form on our website for your initial enquiry.
If your child isn’t in a school or nursery, you may contact the Local Authority or your family doctor.
Further guidance is provided within our SEN policy and will be updated here when changes are implemented.
Parent Support Advisor
Mrs Penny Cherry has been appointed as Parent Support Advisor here at St Columb Major Academy. Penny is here to help, support and advise you and your family on concerns that you may have at home or at school regarding your child or yourself and can be contacted via our Main Office here at school.
If you have any Health concerns about your child please feel free to drop into school and have a confidential chat with Sue Law, our School Nurse. Sessions will be planned here in school from time to time and details communicated to you either by flyer, newsletter and here on our website.
Please call the main office if you would like to get in touch with Sue at any time.
The following information is based on guidelines from the DfE (www.gov.uk)
Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. These special educational needs (SEN) can include a child’s:
- behaviour or ability to socialise
- reading and writing
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels
- physical needs or impairments