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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Miss G Debnam is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator at The Gordon Children’s Academy.

To view this year’s SEND Information Report please click below:

SEND Information Report September 2021

To view the SEND Policy please click below:

SEND Policy 


At The Gordon Children’s Academy we have a continuum of provisions and a continuum of assessments to support our children.

If you have any SEN Concerns please follow our flowchart.


READ MORE: Who is our Mental Health Lead in school?

READ MORE: Introducing the Emotional Support Team at Gordon Children’s Academy 


SEND Resources to support at home

Children have varying needs and there is no one size approach fits all. It is quite common for children to have additional needs that span many of these areas, so select the resources that meet the needs of your child, without worrying too much about the label or category they fall under. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and these SEND strategies will be beneficial to many children, whether or not they have a diagnosis.  There is a list of information websites, tips and resources to help you support your children with their additional needs, learning and self-esteem in the following areas:

Autism Spectrum Condition


Dyslexia and Processing

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English Key Skills

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Maths Key Skills

Sensory Circuits

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing

Speech, Language and Communication


If you would like some further training please see Parent Workshops and Information Sessions

You can also find further information on what services are available and how you can access them on the Medway Local Offer.

Medway Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice Support service (SENDIAS) provides a range of free and impartial help to parents/carers, children and young people.

Place2Be offer practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour on their Parenting Smart webpage.