Our curriculum

Supporting students with SEND

Our approach to teaching and our academy curriculum provide meaningful, effective learning and inclusion for all our students.

All students are assessed when they join Olive AP Academy – Thurrock to identify their strengths and needs.

Parents and carers are involved in these discussions at their child's induction meeting when they first join the academy.

We offer personalised planning and differentiation for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You can find further information in our SEND policy which includes our information report.

What special educational needs does Olive AP Academy – Thurrock support?

  • communication and interaction difficulties
  • cognition and learning difficulties
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • sensory and/or physical needs.

You can find further information about our curriculum and our approach in our academy policies.

All local authorities publish information about how children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported in their area. This is known as the local offer. Find out more about the Thurrock Local Offer.

Thurrock has a range of clubs and activities to support young people with SEND, as well as local sources of support and information for parents/carers.

The Thurrock SEN Service’s ‘Your Aspirations, Our Priority’ monthly podcast speaks directly to parents, carers, children, young people and professionals on topics that matter to them, including information about the SEND Local Offer. Click here for more information and to listen.

Our academy’s SEND coordinator is Joanna Duncan.

t: 01708 853781

e: joanna.duncan@oliveacademies.org.uk

Please contact our headteacher or Joanna Duncan should you have any concerns or queries regarding your child’s SEND support. You can also refer to our Complaints Policy should you have further concerns regarding SEND support at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock.

For further support you can also contact Parent Advisory Team, Thurrock

t: 01375 389 894

e: info@patt.org.uk