Timberley Academy are fully committed in identifying appropriate learning materials and resources that will assist children whom have different learning styles, approaches and levels to access the curriculum in a meaningful and engaging way. The school regularly audits and reviews its resources to ensure students’ needs are being met using the most efficient and effective methods.
The SENDCo and the SEN Team liaise closely with support services to ensure children with specific learning, sensory or physical needs are benefitting from equipment available. Staff training and guidance is always given around specific aids individuals may require.
Teachers continually assess the needs of the children in their class and will request additional resources to support their learning and concentration as necessary. Resources that could be available could include; coloured over lay strips, pencil grips and adapted pens and pencils. Outside agencies will often identify resources that children will benefit from using in class.
Timberley Academy employs Teaching Assistants to work within each year group and Inclusion Assistants work on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis, with children with an EHC plan, to provide support across the curriculum. We have a large team of Teaching and Inclusion Assistants’ who are qualified, experienced and whom predominately are long standing members of staff.