Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


At Belfairs Academy we have a wide and varied cohort with 7.5% of the students supported on the SEND register. We support these students in the four broad areas of SEND:

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  4. Sensory and/or Physical

Our Team:

Mrs Foster : SENCo - Mrs Long : Asst. SENCo


If you would like to speak to Mrs Foster or Mrs Long, please call the academy on 01702 509000

or email: enquiries@belfairsacademy.org.uk

Our Aims:

Belfairs Academy aims to include all students, including those with SEND into the full life of the academy. Our strategies to do this will include:

  • having high expectations of all students
  • finding ways in which all students can take part in the full curriculum including sport, music, and drama
  • planning out-of-academy activities including all academy trips and excursions so that students with SEND can participate
  • setting admissions policy and criteria which does not discriminate
  • planning the physical environment of the academy to cater for everyone
  • raising awareness of SEND amongst academy staff (teaching and non- teaching)
  • through a programme of training and information sharing.
  • providing written information for students with SEND in a form which is user friendly
  • using language which does not offend in all its literature and making staff and students aware of the importance of language

Our Objectives:

  • Promote special educational provision for all students who have special educational needs
  • Support a partnership with parents/carers, valuing their views and contributions and keeping them fully involved in their child's education
  • Offer a whole academy approach towards the provision of an effective education for pupils with SEND, which is endorsed enthusiastically by all staff
  • Promote equal opportunities for all pupils to engage in a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Involve the child in the decision making about his/her special educational provision
  • Ensure that the success of all Belfairs Academy students is celebrated


Belfairs supports the new NHS Emotional wellbeing and mental health service (EWMHS) for young people aged 0-18. For more information follow the link below. 


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