Airedale Academy

Airedale Academy

Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Fairhurst

Tel: 01977 664555

Fax: 01977 664556


Registered in England and Wales, No: 07556117

Airedale Academy is operated by Airedale Academies Trust,
an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Registered Office: Airedale Academy, Crewe Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3JU

Child Protection: Senior Designated Person - Mrs C Eastwood

Special Education Needs
Vision and mission statement
Our guiding principle is one of Inclusion. We want to identify and break down all possible barriers to learning so that all pupils whatever their physical or learning needs, can achieve their full potential.

In making provision for pupils with SEN we aim to:

Value all the pupils in our school equally;

Ensure that all pupils have equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities;

Ensure that the education experience for pupils with difficulties and disabilities is the same as that for all other pupils;

Acknowledge and draw on parental knowledge and expertise in relation to their child;

Make it the responsibility of all teachers to identify and meet the SEN of pupils;

Recognise that every child is entitled to have his or her particular needs identified and addressed;

Offer high quality support to ensure that all needs are met;

Maximise the opportunities for students with special educational needs to join in with all the activities of the school, offering opportunities for all pupils to experience success;

Give consideration to SEN across all curriculum areas and in all aspects of teaching and learning;

Seek the views of the child and take them into account;

Fully involve parents in their child’s education.

Pupils with SEN are admitted to the school on the same basis as any other child as long as the school has the necessary resources to meet the special educational needs of the pupil (see admissions section for details).

If you have any questions or want to chat with someone about how Airedale Academy supports students with SEN, please contact our SENCos Rachel Dudderidge or Helen Tordoff on 01977 664555.

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