Clayton Hall Academy, Clayton Lane, Newcastle, Staffordshire. ST5 3DN
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Special Educational Needs

The SEN department at Clayton Hall Academy aims to provide high quality support to students with a range of special educational needs, offering equality of opportunity and access to a broad and balanced curriculum. By working collaboratively with students, teachers, parents and the pastoral team, we endeavour to help students overcome their difficulties and fulfil their full potential. The academy SEN team work in line with the requirements of the current SEN Code of Practice (2014) when carrying out the schools duties towards all students with Special Educational Needs, The SEN Code of Practice gives statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures.   

Gold Standard Support 

The SENCO and her team deploy a range of tools to assess individual need and to ensure that reasonable adjustments are put in place for students. The data of all students with a recognised Special Educational Need as defined by the Code of Practice is analysed and used to plan intervention for individual students and small groups, progress is monitored and tracked. The team works closely with subject teachers, the pastoral team and outside agencies to plan intervention as part of our assess, plan, do, review response. 

We recognise that it is vital to support the social and emotional well-being of students alongside their academic progress. We encourage our students to reach their potential through a range of enrichment activities, including a breakfast club and lunch club to support emotional wellbeing. 

Parents play a central role in supporting the work of the department and we welcome their involvement. Working together we can make the biggest difference to the young people in our care. 

Our SEN policy is available on our policies page

View Local Offer page

Support for Parents – Local offer


Laura Dixon – SENCO

Lou Bishop – Assistant SENCO

Andrea Perry – Learning Support Practitioner

Gill Andrews – Learning Support Practitioner

Kirsty Dunne – Learning Support Practitioner

Rachel Griffin – Learning Support Practitioner

Alana Higginson - Apprentice Learning Support Practitioner