The Hermitage Academy considers all teachers to be teachers of students with SEND. Staff are trained to be able to identify and provide for students with SEND to ensure they can achieve their potential. All students at Hermitage follow the national curriculum at a level that is suitable for their ability.
To match student ability to the curriculum we are dedicated to providing:
- A range of teaching and learning styles.
- Differentiated teaching resources to both support and extend students’ ability.
- A broad range of interventions.
- Mentoring and counselling.
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities.
- Key Stage 4 programmes of study that are relevant to students’ needs.
- Applications to examination boards to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.
- Access to ICT where required.
Tracking and Progress
All staff are responsible for assessing, monitoring and tracking the progress of our students. Each student is regularly assessed in class in all subjects and levels are recorded and reported to parents/carers frequently. At a whole school level, aspirational targets are set for all students including those with SEND. Staff are responsible for setting each student achievable yet challenging targets within lessons and having high expectations of progress. Leaders and Managers, Directors of Achievement, Learning Managers and the SENCo regularly check on the progress of students and if someone is not making the expected levels of progress then intervention is put in place.