Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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At BSCA we endeavour to enable every student to access the curriculum at their level and to make appropriate progress. We understand that 'all teachers are teachers of SEN' (SEND Code of Practice 2014).

Please click on the below document to find out more about what we offer and how we support support our students:

SEN Policy and Information Report

Parental requests for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment


Accessibility Plan

Our aim is to ensure that we meet our legislative requirements and understand our obligations and duties, so that our building is physically accessible to pupils and adults who have additional physical needs.

Our school building is relatively new and has been designed and built with key regulations in mind. We aim to make this space welcoming and friendly, encouraging pupils to engage with school.

Click here to read the full Accessibility Plan (SEN information)


Additional Needs 

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the needs of our students. Teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to learners' needs. Some students have particular, or additional needs, and we make varied provision to meet the needs of individuals or groups of learners wherever reasonable adjustment can be made.


Speech and Language

Speech, Language and Communication underpin everything we do. These skills include interacting with others, making our needs known, expressing our likes and dislikes and building relationships.

We offer Speech and Language Therapy for students who are recognised as having need. Intervention may be undertaken after consultation with parents/Carers and the SENCO/Inclusion Manager.


Access Arrangements in Assessments and Examinations

The purpose of access arrangements is to enable students who struggle to access exam texts to sit exams. The Academy always follows the recommendations of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and employs a member of staff who is fully trained.

It is important to note that, while the Academy takes requests from students, parents and teachers for Access Arrangement assessments, it is bound by legal guidelines and works within the parameters of what the JCQ allows.

Access Arrangements and the use of word processors and scribes in Assessments and Examinations


Bolton Council SEND Local Offer - Launched 1st February 2022


Bolton's SEND Local Offer is an information hub for young people, parents/carers and practitioners detailing SEND processes, pathways, services and provision available across education, health and social care.

Developed based on feedback from families, the Local Offer is also a place where service users can share their views and help shape the future of Bolton's SEND provision.

Please watch our social media launch video which is on the @BoltonCouncil and @BoltonFIS facebook pages.


Bernie Brown

Director of Children's Services