Special Educational needs and Disabilities
‘Disabled pupils and those with special education needs do well at Underwood West Academy because they get plenty of support and expert help. This is a significant feature of the school’s work. While many of these pupils may not reach high academic standards, they are given plenty of opportunities to experience success and to feel good about their achievements. Pupils with a wide range of learning and/or medical needs, some of which are complex and require a lot of specialist help, are able to make the most of school because of the good level of care, support and tuition they receive.’ OFSTED 2015
‘Pupils with special educational needs or difficulties in their lives get plenty of help so that they can make the most of school. Some of the support they receive is excellent.’ OFSTED 2015
‘The school organises a lot of extra support and tuition for pupils with particular learning needs. This is often led by specialist staff and suitably trained teaching assistants. The work they do is effective and, in some instances, remarkably so. Pupils who need extra help receive bespoke programmes of support, often in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. They thrive at Underwood West Academy and the school has received local recognition for its good work to help pupils overcome barriers to learning.’ OFSTED 2015
- At Underwood West Academy we are fully committed to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment and aim to fully include children with Special Educational needs and Disabilities into all aspects of school life
- Within school there is a wide range of expertise and resources available to support children with special educational needs including provision for children with social, emotional and behavioural needs as well as academic.
- Our SEND Manager, Mrs H Stratford is always available to talk to you if you feel your child has additional needs or you require advice and support from other agencies.
For further information on the recent government changes for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities you may wish to visit the DFE site at
As a school we have been working with Cheshire East to produce a school information report detailing the nature of SEND support within our school.