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Meadow Park Academy

Where learning takes root and imagination takes flight

SEND & Inclusion

Special Educational Needs (SEND) encompass a broad-spectrum of issues including speech, language and communication difficulties, physical disabilities and social, emotional mental health difficulties.

We believe all children are unique and should be valued equally, working closely with other professionals to ensure all children have access to appropriate learning experiences to help them achieve and succeed in school. We are committed to adapting the curriculum and learning new approaches to support our children to thrive.

For pupils who require a personalised approach to learning we have introduced a specialist provision known as ‘Small Gardens’. These ‘Small Gardens’ work with small groups of children under the direction of the Educational Psychology Service and The Avenue Special School in Reading to promote independence, engagement and success.

Inclusion at Meadow Park

Our Inclusion Team supports not only the co-ordination of SEND across the school, but the social, emotional, and mental health needs of our families. Their work is enhanced by a number of specialist practitioners, including:

A Family Support Worker — who helps families access community services and provides assistance such as financial advice and parenting support.

A Therapeutic Counsellor — who offers enhanced therapeutic support for pupils with social and emotional needs.

An Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and A Skills Mentor who provide targeted support in small groups or in 1:1 sessions for children who need help with confidence and
emotional regulation.

Please see also our SEND Policy below for further details.

Useful links

Reading SEND Local Offer