At Arnold Hill Academy we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all children. We value the abilities and achievements of all pupils.
We follow the Every Child Matters agenda to aim to raise aspirations, motivate and inspire children in a safe environment to give them the confidence to reach their full potential and enable them to experience success. We work hard to develop imaginative learning, resourcefulness and to enable students to gain the skills for independent life-long learning.
Parent Drop In Sessions
Members of our learning support team are now offering parent drop in sessions.
Mrs Kirk and Ms Loyeau will be available on Tuesday evenings, from 3:30-5:00.
Parents will need to book their 15 minute slot for either a face to face meeting or to speak on the phone.
If you would like to attend, please call Amanda Reynolds on school reception, or e-mail email@example.com. We will need to know the pupil name and nature of the enquiry.
The school has been praised for the quality of support given to a student with Tourette’s syndrome. Researchers at the University of Nottingham contacted the school as part of their research into the condition and the support offered in schools.
The pupil and his parents were interviewed, as well as his keyworker Sally Scott. The school was given a £50 book voucher for taking part, which were used to buy two dictionaries for dyslexic pupils and two life skills books for the Nurture unit.
The feedback from the University of Nottingham was that we were offered the best support for this syndrome of all of the schools they have visited in Nottingham.
How are we making sure that every child gets teaching to meet their needs?
- A range of assessments are used to identify children with additional needs
- Intervention programmes are put in place to address these needs
- A team of very skilled and experienced teaching assistants support students across the curriculum
- Lesson planning focuses on differentiated outcomes and uses a range of activities to suit children with different learning styles to achieve
- Students with special needs are monitored and tracked by the SENCO and teachers are able to access information and advice to enable them to provide the best support to ensure maximum progress
What can you do if you have concerns about your child’s learning, development or progress?
If you have a child with additional needs and want to know more about the support they are getting, or are concerned about your child’s learning, development, behaviour or progress and believe they may have additional needs please contact Ms Melina Loyeau, SENCO on the school phone number or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORSACA offers help and support to the families of people with autism www.norsaca.org.uk
National Autistic Society www.nas.org.uk/
British Dyslexia Association www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Dyslexia Action www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service http://www.addiss.co.uk/
Tourettes Action www.tourettes-action.org.uk
The Parent Partnership Service – provides information, advice and support to parents of children with special educational needs www.ppsnotts.org.uk
Nottinghamshire County Council SEN www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/home/learningandwork/caringforchildren/sen.htm