Special Educational Needs
Inclusion at Buile Hill Academy
‘Inclusion for all’ is a key priority at Buile Hill Academy and for many years, our initiatives have been praised by Ofsted and Government visitors.
The Educational Psychologists linked to the school have highlighted that our Inclusion Department is exemplary and encourages high expectations for all pupils. We have experienced staff who offer a nurturing environment for pupils to make progress both socially and academically.
Within the Inclusion Department we have:
- a Nurture/Emotion coaching Lead – specialising in Emotion Coaching
- a Literacy Specialist lead, trained in Ruth Miskin Read, Write inc.
- a Sensory/Art area to develop self-regulation strategies
- Specialist support from 42nd Street
- A School Nurse Drop in offer
- a Precision Teaching area for SALT/SULP/ targeted interventions including Talk About
- Specialist EAL support from EMTAS
- An Enhanced Resourced Provision (SEMH) for Key stage 3 pupils: To be eligible for a place at The Buile Hill Academy ERP, the pupil will have an EHCP identified with SEMH needs. The pupil may have difficulty coping with full time inclusion within a mainstream setting but has the potential for graduated inclusion and access to the National Curriculum (NC) with a higher level of specialist adult support and a flexible timetable. This may include withdrawal opportunities when needed and a ‘safe space’ to recover from the experience of high anxiety.
Whole School Ethos:
Buile Hill Academy is fully inclusive 11-16 school. All students are entitled to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs. Buile Hill Academy is committed to equal opportunities, with students being encouraged to achieve their full potential, through the provision of a balanced and challenging curriculum in both content and styles of learning.
Students of all ages and abilities will:
- Be treated as individuals where their individual needs interest and aptitudes are recognised.
- Be entitled to have an emerging, or evident, special educational need identified and assessed.
- Be provided with opportunities for continues growth and development so that they can increase their self-esteem and become confident.
- Receive a balanced curriculum in both content and style of delivery which allow them to make informed choices as they progress beyond Buile Hill Academy.
- Be encouraged to achieve their full potential.
- Be encouraged to learn through a range of enjoyable and stimulating experiences in an atmosphere where students feel valued, encouraged and safe.
- Learn to take an increasing responsibility for their own learning and actions so that they will be equipped to deal with life after school.
- Be encouraged to see education as a life-long process to the benefit of all aspects of their life.
All Buile Hill Academy, staff have the drive and enthusiasm for including all pupils identified with barriers to learning into their subject area and recognising individual strengths. All staff have a vested interest in supporting those accessing the ERP to succeed. We are a ‘Trauma Informed School’ and all members of staff have completed training led by the Salford EP Service - July 2021.
There is a strong emphasis on inclusion and diversity and staff/pupils understand and celebrate individual differences. This is supported through the PSHE curriculum.
All teaching staff have an awareness of the strengths/needs/interests of each pupil (via a pupil Passport system on Edukey) and use this to inform their teaching and daily interactions with them.
Pupils who access the ERP will be viewed as part of the whole school community and will be registered with their tutor group (of the same chronological age).
The SEND Information Report outlines information regarding the ways in which we provide support for all students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), in order to realise their full potential, make academic and personal progress and grow to be equipped for their future lives. Provision may change and develop over time.
The information required to be included in this SEND Information Report is stated in The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 SCHEDULE 1: Information to be included in the SEN Information Report.
This can be found in the SEND information Report & Accessibility Plan below.
- Assistant Head Teacher /SENDCO: Mrs A Bellers
- Learning Resource Centre Manager: Mrs S Dean
- Inclusion Administrator: Mrs P Pearce
- School Governor with responsibility for SEND:
You can contact any member of the LSC staff by telephoning the main switchboard: 0161 736 1773
The Local Offer provides information on what support services are available in Salford for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their parents/carers. The Council for Disabled Children also has some training courses to access.
You can also find out associated events in What's On.
Parents and Carers: mental health and wellbeing information and resources are available on the Salford City Council website, providing a list of services and access to the mental health support directory.
The Anna Freud Centre has created a new webpage providing self-care advice for parents and carers.