TKA’s approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s and / or Disability being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. Information about how Kingston supports children with SEN can be found on their website (http://kingston.gov.uk/send). Further information can be found in our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy which is available on request from the school office or in the ‘Questions and Answers for Parents / Carers about SEN’ button on the left.
TKA is a non-selective, non-faith mixed Free School for pupils aged 11 – 18 years. We have an Enhanced Provision for children with a statement or EHC Plan for ASD. Places to this provision are allocated by the Local Authority in partnership with the school.
What are Special Educational Needs?
Children with Special Educational Needs have learning difficulties that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.
Special Educational Needs are broadly defined by the following four areas of need:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and / or physical needs
Our dedicated SEN teacher is Mr. D. Byrne who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the SEND Information Report (2016 – 2017) for The Kingston Academy here.
Please see the section ‘Questions and Answers for parents and carers about our SEN offer’ for further information.