Our school SENCO is Mrs Rachel Harris.

An interesting article:

Christmas (National Autistic Society)
Christmas can be an exciting and fun time, but an autistic person may be confused or distressed by all the new activity. Here is a list of tips that may help you through the festive period.

Special Educational Needs Leaflet (to download)

Action plan 2019-20

SEN Roles and Responsibilities

A digital parenting guide

Special Educational Needs

Our SENCO is Mrs Lynn Seal. You can contact her via email on; [email protected] or telephone the school office on 01233 623744.

If you would like to know more about local offers for SENd, please click here.

All children at Kennington CE Academy are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.

The staff at Kennington CE Academy recognise that all children in their care have special needs, each child is seen as an individual and every effort taken to ensure that his/her needs are met. All children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school adopts a graduated response and an array of strategies to help children who have special educational needs including specialist expertise where appropriate.

Tracking the Progress of Children with SEN

So that we can meet all children’s learning needs appropriately, we hold Pupil Progress Meetings every term where SLT, SENCO and class teachers meet to discuss the progress of children. From these meetings we plan for children to receive specific interventions that will support them with their learning.

At Kennington we run a range of interventions:

  • Letters and Sounds (Phonics programme)
  • Speech and Language Support
  • 1:1 Tuition (Phonics) Intervention 
  • Spelling Intervention Groups
  • Focus Reading Groups
  • Focus Writing Groups
  • Focus Maths Groups
  • Small group in/out class support
  • Lego Therapy
  • FIZZY (Gross motor skills programme)
  • Clever Hands (Fine motor skills programme)
  • Well-being support.

Useful Links

The British Dyslexia Association: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-us.html

The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential 

The Autism Charity: http://www.autism.org.uk/

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. 

Kent NHS Trust: http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/home/our-services/paediatric-childrens-speech-and-language-therapy-east-kent/?entryid109=228850

We assess and treat children and young people with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties. We also train and support parents, carers and staff in early years’ settings and schools.

Kent Education Learning and Skills Information: http://www.kelsi.org.uk/

We aim to empower parents and families of disabled children and children with SEN to be confident to take an active and informed role in their child’s education and development. We provide a comprehensive, accessible and flexible range of services that includes free confidential, impartial advice and support. For further information view our leaflet on Parent Support.

Zumos: www.zumos.co.uk

 Zumos is a £4200 pa CAMHS kitemarked online mental health and wellbeing platform that has been made available free of charge to all children in the uk.

Have you heard of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

If you have a child with, or are a young person with, special educational needs or disabilities and live in the Kent County Council area – the Local Offer is the place to look for information, services and support: www.kent.gov.uk/localoffer