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  • Wayland Academy Norfolk
    Merton Road
    Watton
    Thetford
    Norfolk
    IP25 6BA
  • Head: Mr Glen Allott
  • T 01953 881514
  • F 01953 885677
  • E office@wayland.norfolk.sch.uk
  • W www.waylandacademy.org.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 613
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th February 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 11th March 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The SEN Department at Wayland Community High School is a large one currently employing a SENCO and fifteen Learning Support Assistants. The LSAs are a mixture of full and part time staff. LSAs are deployed in a number of ways: some are employed specifically for individual pupils; some are for general support; one is employed specifically for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties; one is employed for a new initiative - the Gold Curriculum group - with others in the team also supporting this group; one is employed part of the time for Boys' Achievement support. The SENCO, Mrs Tyler, holds the OCR certificate for Specific Learning Difficulties and also the additional modules to enable her to assess pupils for exam dispensation. The school has provision, called an Additionally Resourced Facility (ARF) for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia). The provision is for six pupils at any given time, places being awarded via Pupil Access and Support Services. These pupils benefit from additonal teaching from the SENCO of up to three hours per week as well as a high level of in-class support. There are a number of pupils in school who are Aspergers, with a varying range of needs. The school is experienced in including these children. The Gold Curriculum group is essentially a nurture group for weak or vulnerable pupils who find it difficult to make the transition from primary school and who therefore may dip in achievement in Year 8. The numbers of teachers they meet in a week are limited: pupils attend some subjects such as Maths, Science, PE and Music but the rest of their lessons are cross-curricular in their tutor room. The SENCO manages the group but it is taught by their form tutor with high in-class support. The SEN Department also manages the Success Maker IT program which addresses weaknesses in literacy and numeracy.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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