We are committed to supporting students across the full range of additional needs. We endeavour to allow all students to be included within the Academy.

Students will be placed on our Additional needs register to ensure that all class teachers are aware of their needs. We offer a holistic package to ensure students they reach their academic potential.

Our SEND (Special, Education, Needs and Disability) Academy Offer

Please take your time in reading the following information about how we support any student with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This can be found here: SEND Academy Offers.

Redcar and Cleveland’s Local Offer information and advice about services for children with Special Educational Needs can be found on Peoples Information Network Website: People’s Information Network

Special Educational Needs Department

Mrs Benita ShawBSbshaw@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1040
Mrs Michelle AllportMAOmallport@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Clair Boyes CBIcboyes@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Michele CranfieldMICmcranfield@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Sue Cronin-HunterSCscronin@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Ms Sam HallSBEshall@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1036
Ms Lynsey HookLHlhook@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Ms Susan HopsonSLHshopson@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Ms Amy HookAHahook@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mr David ParrishDPdparrish@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Elaine PotterEPepotter@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1070
Mrs Margaret RowlingMRmrowling@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Marina RyanMRmryan@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1067
Ms Michelle ScallenMISmscallen@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Lisa SmithLISlsmith@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069
Mrs Alison WalkerALLawalker@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.1069

Inclusion 1

Student will access the Inclusion 1 area when they require literacy and numeracy additional intervention and support.

Year 7 Nurture Group

There are 12 places within the Nurture Group. The group is formed from data given by our Primary Providers. Students are taught by Miss Pearson (SEN Specialist) for their Core subjects (English/Maths/Science) within one classroom. This allows a bridge between students leaving Primary and beginning Secondary Education. The students are given intense small group teaching to assist in their progress.

Year 8-9 Intervention Groups

Students who require additional literacy and numeracy support are withdrawn from the main timetable of the Academy and given an individualised timetable. Students are identified by their reading ages which are tested throughout the academic year. The student’s progress is monitored throughout the lesson and tracked by the teacher and Director of Inclusion.

MISKIN Reading Intervention Scheme

All year 7 students will have their reading ages tested on entry into the Academy. Students who are highlighted as requiring intervention to increase their reading age or comprehension skills will be placed on the Miskin Intervention Scheme. Parents will be informed before any Intervention is put into action.

Learning Support Assistants

Currently at the Academy we have seven Learning Support Assistants (LSA). They are all Subject Specialists and support in lessons within that Faculty. Initially LSA’s provide support for the students with Statements of Special Needs but also support within whole classes. They provide support where support is required.

Specialist Teaching Service Support

Mrs Harrison attends the Academy weekly to assess students for Literacy and Specific Learning Difficulties. She completes the assessment and then makes recommendations and advice to support the student both at the Academy and home. Mrs. Harrison also provides support sessions for students throughout the Academy.


Multi Cultural Services

Mrs. Serres works with students who have English as an Additional Language. She offers 1:2:1 sessions to improve comprehension skills and language techniques. She attends the Academy for three days per week.

Inclusion Support Plan

All students who access Inclusion 1 will have an Inclusion Support Plan (ISP) written and targets set every term to ensure progress is being made. Students and parents will be part of the progress to set the targets and the SEN Open Progress days which are held termly between parents/students and Director of Inclusion.

Inclusion 1.5

KS4 students

Students have the opportunity to undertake an Option of Inclusion within Year 10 and Year 11 to allow them time to study on their Core subjects and receive additional support.

Students also get support to help with revision skills, organising coursework and how to study effectively. Students are in the department for 5 hours per week. We support the students in their other curriculum areas to ensure they remain focused and meet deadlines with coursework.

Students who have been allowed Access Arrangements for their Examinations practice the techniques of dictating answers, or develop their typing skills.

Medical Students

Students who for medical reason are not allowed to participate in Physical Education lessons will be based in the Inclusion area for these periods. They will be allowed to work on homework/coursework or be provided with additional skills work.

Inclusion 2

Inclusion 2 is a base for 10-12 students within the Academy that focuses on supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Every student follows an individual teaching programme dependant on their need. Students can be full time or part time and will access the main body of the Academy for some lessons. Students follow a programme of study focusing on skills such as literacy, numeracy, enterprise, teamwork and communication. KS4 students will follow examination courses delivered within Inclusion 2.

Inclusion Mentors

This service is offered to those students who require support with emotional and behavioural issues. Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Edwards are trained in supporting students by delivering 1:2:1 mentoring sessions. They also run programmes for students to assist with anger management, bereavement and self esteem. The mentors work alongside parents to offer a support and advice.

Inclusion Officers

At Nunthorpe we have two part time Inclusion Officers who work with the Head of Houses to offer support to students, parents and our local community. The role of the officer is to investigate any incidents that maybe affecting our students such as internet use concerns, friendship concerns etc.

The HALO (Home Academy Liaison Officer)

The HALO provides a link between home and the Academy. Their aim is to support parents with the attendance of students. They complete home visits to speak with parents and will inform the relevant staff of any further actions that may be required.

Educational Psychologist

The Academy employs their own Educational Psychologist who will assess students and offer recommendations to the Academy to assist in the student’s progress.

Academy Nurse

The School Nursing service attends the Academy on a Wednesday afternoon for a drop in session. She also takes referrals from parents and will complete home visits if required.