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We have four well-resourced rooms in the SEND department; three classrooms and one inclusion room. The inclusion room is a quiet space where students have the opportunity to relax, access emotional support and prepare for the day ahead. Students and staff use this room for interventions and 1:1 support. It is also the ideal space for pastoral care throughout the school day.
There’s currently one Foundation group in key stage 3 and one in key stage 4 at the Albion Academy. Taught by specialist teachers and supported by a designated teaching assistant, each class has no more than 12-15 students and the curriculum is designed to deliver English and Maths units of work in an accessible and supportive manner. The Foundation classes are for students who have not yet achieved the expected levels of attainment at primary school and offers them the chance to make rapid progress.
At KS3, the Foundation programme focuses on key skills and basic knowledge to ensure students have all they need to access a mainstream curriculum. However, students still cover all the Academy has to offer in terms of academic and pastoral content. At KS4, students are taught the full GCSE curriculum in English and Maths in a highly differentiated and nurturing environment.
Classes are taught in two well-resourced classrooms which provide a secure base for our students. In addition to their curriculum subjects, Foundation also covers basic numeracy and literacy, phonics and developing reader programmes which are further supplemented by a series of small group withdrawal sessions for 1:1 reading intervention and spelling programmes.