SEND Vision and useful information
Northampton International Academy is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and disabilities have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
Northampton International Academy is committed to promoting inclusion and removing barriers to learning. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators are:
- Kelly Steele responsible for assessments and access arrangements
- Kath Shea responsible for interventions and support
Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is: Alexis Castillo-Soto
If your child has a special educational need or disability and you would like to know more about what we offer at Northampton International Academy contact us on: 01604 221811 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on particular aspects on our SEND offer, please find information on the below areas attached as documents.
- What should I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?
- What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the school
- Useful links
The full school SEN, EAL and DES policies, along with the Accessibility Plan are available upon request.
It is also worth noting that from 1st September 2014, there are some changes to SEN legislation, following the Children’s and Families Act 2014. A summary of key changes are below, but please visit the link at the bottom of the page for further information.
The SEN Code of Practice key changes
The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN
- There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision-making at individual and strategic levels
- There is a stronger focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people
- It includes guidance on the joint planning and commissioning of services to ensure close co-operation between education, health and social care
- It includes guidance on publishing a Local Offer of support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
- For children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) replace statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs)
- There is a greater focus on support that enables those with SEN to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood
To see the new SEN Code of Guidance 2014, please visit