Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn and access the curriculum. They can affect their:

  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
  • ability to understand things
  • concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability

SEND Overview

SEND at Victory Park

Victory Park Academy is committed to providing an appropriate and high-quality education to all of the students within our school. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs have a shared entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them.

We equally value all pupils in the school and strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination developing an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We strategically plan for improvement ensuring a sense of community and belonging, which offers new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. We work to support all students overcome barriers to learn and find success in education. We recognise that learners should not be treated in the same way, but that we respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs. All staff within our school receive high quality information and training to ensure that all student’s personalised needs are enhanced. We aim to quickly identify pupils who may require additional support and we provide targeted interventions and high-quality learning experiences to support and meet their needs.

At Victory Park all students are supported in smaller classes, reduced transitions, access to LSA’s to support learning, enrichment opportunities planned into the curriculum and sensory adapted learning opportunities. 

Sensory room

All students have access to a calm space equipped with sensory resources.

Animal area

The academy has a growing animal family that the students are responsible for. These animals include a gecko, guinea pig and rabbits.

Who to Talk To?

If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact Katie Blight or Rosie Honeysett on 01702 904 644. Or email:

SEND Policies

The 20 week Needs Assessment Timeline

Useful Websites

SEMH Support - Information For Parents, Carers and Pupils Brochure

SEND Gallery

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