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  • King's Oak Academy
    Brook Road
    Kingswood
    Bristol
    BS15 4JT
  • Head: Ms Mandy Milsom
  • T 0117 992 7127
  • F 01454 866541
  • E principal@king…academy.org.uk
  • W kingsoakacademy.org.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: South Gloucester
  • Pupils: 694
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 6th December 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 12th June 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Academy convertor - September 2011 formerly Kingsfield School.

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Special Education Needs

The School’s Special Needs Department consists of the SEN Co-ordinator, a learning support teacher, and eight teaching assistants. Schools meals supervisors may also have defined responsibilities for specified students during unstructured times. Each faculty has its own teaching assistant, who is deployed to meet special educational needs within that curriculum area, whilst being ultimately responsible to the Co-ordinator of special needs. The department has developed considerable experience in dealing with a wide range of special needs, from specific learning difficulties to multiple disability. As well as intervening directly to help students, the department gives direction and advice to staff through its pioneering use of learning support profiles. These are maintained and updated on the School’s computer network and lie at the heart of planning, intervention and monitoring. In cases where the school has no previous experience of dealing with a particular special educational need it enlists help within the local education authority’s Inclusion Support Service. Regular visits of the Psychology Service and Behaviour Support Team help identified students make a smooth transition from secondary transfer across their years of secondary schooling. The Connexions Service, similarly, is involved in ensuring that Statemented students have the necessary support in their transition to adult life. Learning support can take many forms. Apart from everyday modification and differentiation of the curriculum, support may take the form of teaching assistance within the classroom, or structured skills – acquisition programmes, usually taught within small groups. The Department is directly involved in the implementation of the Key Stage 3 Intervention Strategy which seeks to raise the level of attainment of identified students through the School’s ‘Flying Start’ and ‘Skills Booster’ programmes. At Key Stage 4 the curriculum is adapted to give students with special needs a wide range of accredited courses, some with a strong vocational element. Kingsfield prides itself upon its inclusive character, and seeks to ensure progression in learning by establishing high expectations for all students, and setting suitable learning challenges for them to achieve. The school sees parents as partners in education and this is particularly the case where students have a special educational need. The School draws upon parental knowledge and expertise in relation to their child and seeks to develop a sensitive and constructive relationship which helps students fulfil potential. Similarly, young people with special needs have a unique knowledge of their own circumstances and needs, and the School seeks their views and active involvement in planning for their education.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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