At Darton Academy we are committed and passionate about ensuring all students achieve their potential through setting high aspirations and providing a high quality teaching and learning environment as a priority for all members of staff.

However, we acknowledge that some students will require additional support for part or all of their time with us. This means provision that goes beyond the work which is matched to need and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from the teacher or require involvement of specialist staff (Learning Support Assistants or SEND Teacher) or external support services.

We have a dedicated team who strive to provide the best provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities.

The SEND team also supports teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate and focussed provision for students in their class with SEND. All teachers are teachers of SEND students and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of students with SEND within the classroom.