The Trust's SEND Vision
“Believe, Achieve, Succeed”.
Our mission statement “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” reflects our understanding and beliefs.
The Trust is committed to improving outcomes for all pupils through providing an appropriate and high quality inclusive education to all members of the Academy community.
The Trust places inclusion at the heart of all its provision and seeks to develop a range of inclusive services to support learners with specific needs to ensure they are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential now and in the future.
The Trust is ambitious for its academies and pupils and believes that with the right support everyone can achieve their best, regardless of their circumstances or background.
At Richmond Academy we aim to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. We aim to be as inclusive as reasonably possible, in meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill came into effect from September 2014. Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children with Special Educational Needs. This is the ‘Local Offer’. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families.
Our SEN Information Report and other useful links can be found below.
Click here to access the Oldham LA Local Offer website
- Oldham’s SEND IASS Formerly known as Parent Partnership, Oldham. Special Educational Needs andDisability (SEND) Information Advice and Support (IAS) Service is a FREE confidential, impartial and independent service operated by POINT Services https://www.point-send.co.uk/Pages/Category/oldham-sendiass
- The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial, up-to-date information to support parents/carers with children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to age 25 with a disability or additional need) and prospective parents www.oldham.gov.uk/fis
Children’s additional needs and disability register
Add your child to our 'additional needs' register | Oldham Council
What to do if you as a parent/carer are not happy with the decision or what is happening?
Oldham’s SEND IASS Formerly known as Parent Partnership, Oldham. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Advice and Support (IAS) Service is a FREE confidential, impartial and independent service operated by POINT Services http://iassoldham.co.uk/
SEND Contact information
The SEND Team at Richmond Academy is Amereen Rafiq (SENCo) who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org