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Academy life

 Pastoral care

“Safeguarding and keeping children safe is of the highest priority, and we adapt and work to the changing needs of students in order to offer the best support. At the beginning of the year, every child names a trusted adult so that they know they have someone they can see and talk to. We want all of our students to know that, when they need support, it will be there for them, no matter what the concern; no child should ever feel alone or unsupported.

We are part of the Watford Mental Health Support Team, which provides us with resources and professional advice to support mental health, including having a one-day-a-week practitioner at the academy.

All students are in a tutor group and see their form tutor in a daily 30-minute tutor lesson. Our students have weekly timetabled relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) sessions taught by specialist teachers.

Leading our team of form tutors are our Heads of Year who have oversight of all aspects of each child’s education: pastoral; academic; co-curricular; and attendance.

Support from additional Student Support staff such as the Attendance Team, Medical Officer and non-teaching Assistant Heads of Year means that we have a pastoral support programme that has a significant impact on our students.”


Inclusion (SEND)

At our academy, we believe in creating inclusive environments that aim to meet the needs of all students. We want to ensure that our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision offers appropriate support for those facing barriers to their learning. We provide support within all four broad areas of SEND: 

At our academy, we believe in creating inclusive environments that aim to meet the needs of all students.

We want to ensure that our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision offers appropriate support for those facing barriers to their learning.

We provide support within all four broad areas of SEND: 

  • cognition and learning
  • communication and interaction
  • sensory and physical
  • social, emotional and mental health

Our school SENDCO leads on the provision for students with SEND, and Gary Aubin oversees provision for students with SEND across Future Academies, to ensure that it is of the highest standards.

 

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