At Avon Valley Academy we aspire to create a truly inclusive learning environment which enables all our students to make progress and become happy, confident young adults.

Click here to see all of our SEND policies 
When a student has a special educational need, we ensure that all teachers are aware of these needs and strategies. Avon Valley Academy is a wheelchair friendly site on the ground floor and has handrails to support people with mobility difficulties.

OFSTED reported that ‘ Leaders systematically identify strategies to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Many staff use these strategies well. Pupils with SEND say this helps them to learn’

If a student has a specific educational need, we also offer a range of different interventions which help us target their individual needs. Students are selected for these interventions based on their needs, data collected from literacy screeners and from teacher feedback.

They include;


How The Students Access This Support


This intervention is used to support students with more developed needs impacting on their social, emotional, mental health. This 1:1 support creates an Action Plan and Thrive assessment with strategies which can be used to promote wellbeing at home and school.

Click here to learn more about Thrive

Reading Intervention

This is individual or group support for students who have a been identified as having a reading weakness.


If you have any concerns about your child and wish to have a meeting or some advice, please contact Mrs West on:   

If you would like more advice on a specific need or concern, or information on services and specific SEND websites, please see the bottom of this page titled ‘Useful Links’ or if you would like to read the SEND policies, and reports, please see our policies page above.

Thank you

Mrs West 

Useful Links

Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.

Specialist Education Services

The National ADD Information and Support Service

Royal Institute for the Blind

The British Epilepsy Association

British Dyslexia Association

Aspergers Support

Autism Independent UK

National Autistic Society

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Supporting Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties in Wiltshire

Acorn Education Information