We believe every student has the right to achieve highly, but recognise that the needs of individual students vary and may need specific tailoring.
Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND)
We recognise every child’s individual needs and will give each student every opportunity to achieve their potential. We place a great deal of importance on ensuring that students with special educational needs are identified, properly assessed and well supported.
We provide support which is tailored to cater to each child’s situation. Support might be given in class, in a small group or through withdrawal classes and is delivered by skilled teachers and learning support assistants.
Please click on the link below to download our draft Special Educational Needs and Disability policy, which sets out how students with special educational needs are identified, properly assessed and well supported at ARK Kings Academy.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Students for whom English is an additional language will benefit from our emphasis on the core curriculum, gaining extra support until they reach the expected achievement for their age in English. Through careful assessment and a combination of small learning groups, our students have full access to the education opportunities provided by the academy.
Gifted and talented students
We want all our students to maximise their potential and are not content with gifted and talented students simply achieving the expected level for their year. We ensure that all our students are challenged and supported in order to excel. Through careful identification and assessment we provide suitable challenge and differentiation to extend the learning of all our students.
Birmingham City Council's Local Offer
A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area. Birmingham City Council's Local Offer can be found here.