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Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

At Tall Oaks Academy Trust we are lucky to have Mrs Willis, our Inclusion Leader/SENDCo who develops, supports and works with parents to assist children with SEND.


Nationally it is expected that approximately 20% of children experience learning challenges at some point of their education, as smaller percentage may be judged as gifted and talented. Every pupil has access to the full curriculum regardless of their needs. Some children may require more specialised teaching which can be better provided within a small group or one a one-to-one basis away from the classroom; however our aim is to be as inclusive as possible.

Class teachers and Mrs Willis work together to plan the relevant support from differentiated learning, the use of additional support, small groups or individual teaching, Nurture session as well as using any additional outside agencies.

Working with Mrs Willis at Mercer's Wood Academy to support the children is Mrs Jones, our Safeguarding and Welfare Officer.  If you wish to make an appointment with either Mrs Willis or Mrs Jones please contact the school office.


To find out how we support children with SEND please look at our SEN Information Report and our SEND Policy.


For more information please visit the "SEND" tab on our Trust web-page.

Tall Oaks Academy Trust SEND Policy


SEND Complaints


If you have a complaint regarding SEND provision for your child - firstly please speak with your child's class teacher regarding your concern. 


If you feel the problem has not been resolved, then please raise the matter with the Head of Inclusion, Mrs Willis.  To do this either contact the school office or email: using the title FAO Mrs Willis, Inclusion Leader/SENDCo in the subject line.


If you are still unhappy please follow the Trust Complaints Policy which is available to download below or request a paper copy from the school office.

Tall Oaks Academy Trust Complaints Procedure:

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