Welcome to Learning Support

647.jpg.pThe Learning Support Department aims to create and support a positive learning environment where all pupils are valued and each pupil is unique. The Department works within the statutory framework provided by the Code of Practice (2001) and recognises that special educational needs are frequently inter-related.

The Learning Support Department aims to support the school in creating an environment where students feel secure and can maximise achievement. Arrangements are made for pupils who experience difficulty in learning, that is, those pupils who at some time in their school careers need additional support and resources in order to help them learn and take a full and active part in school life.

The school’s aim ASPIRE is key to the ethos of the department. We believe that all pupils with special needs should have:

Achieve the right of access to the full curriculum
the right to be educated alongside their peers
Support the right to feel equally valued
the right to be encouraged to interact and integrate with their peers
Pursue the right to be given opportunities as an individual
the right to have high expectations
the right to have reward and praise for their determination to succeed
Involve the right to develop all round interests
the right to value their own strength and acknowledge their weakness
the right to build their confidence and self esteem
Respect the right to have their contributions valued
the right to be listened to and listen to others in return
Extend the right to become increasingly independant regardless of their learning difficulty or disability



Should you have any queries, please contact:

Mrs Sarah Davies, SENCo/Assistant Head

01400 272422  sarah.davies@swracademy.org


Click to read: SWRA SEND Information Report June 2019

Click to read: SEN Report 2019

(please refer to both documents)

DfE SEND Reforms
Click here to read about new arrangements for supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from September 2014.