Kinetic Academy Limited
Who to contact
Where to go
Stoke on Trent
- ST3 7DJ
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 11-16 years
- How does this setting know if their children/young person needs extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
All students are assessed upon entry to the school. We work very closely with our local SEND team and commission their expertise. Parents/guardians should contact the Head Teacher in the first instance to discuss the needs of their child if they have any concerns.
- How will the setting support my child/young person?
Students are supported with their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. A holistic IEP in created upon entry to the school. The information is collated from all sources, including child and parent/guardian input.
- How will teaching approaches and the curriculum be matched to my child or young person's needs?
The curriculum will be bespoke to the child’s needs and interest whilst ensuring that they have access to English and maths. Students will have support in every lesson and the group sizes are never larger than 12.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support their learning?
Student achievement, attendance, punctuality and behaviour for learning is tracked daily. This is shared with parents, schools and other agencies every 6 weeks, unless it is felt that a more intense programme of support is required.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?
Students are supported with their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development on a needs led basis. Our staff are experienced working with young people and are able to sign-post to other support agencies if necessary and appropriate to do so.
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting?
We work with a multitude of outside agencies to offer appropriate support to our students from School health, CAMHS and counseling services to more specific needs led qualified teams such as T3, Base 58, Young carers etc
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?
All staff have a range of experience and qualifications to enable them to support children with SEND. Our team are required to undertake mandatory training in First Aid, Safeguarding and Behavior Management in addition to their own continuing professional development.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
Kinetic Academy is an inclusive school and all young people will access all learning opportunities. Where there is a need for any adjustments, these will be made in collaboration with the child, their parent/guardian and any other agencies as appropriate.
- How accessible is the environment?
Kinetic Academy is fully accessible with a lift to access the upper floor. There are , accessible toilets on both levels and shower facilities.
- How will the setting prepare and support my child/young person to join the next stage of education and life?
Ensuring a positive and well supported transition to post 16 placements is one of our main priorties. We work in collaboration with the careers service, and a range of post 16 providers to support all of our young people into further educational opportunities. We are also working with the local authority to achieve the CEIAG Award.
- How are the setting's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
We are a not for profit organization which means that all profits made are reinvested into our organization to improve the opportunities and resources available for our students.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
The decision is made in collaboration with the child, their parents/guardian, Headteacher and other relevant support agencies.
- How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?
Kinetic Academy actively promote and seek the support of parent/guardians and have an ‘open door’ policy. Parents/carers are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education and are invited to regularly come into the centre for events and to communicate with the school weekly.