Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Trinity we recognise that students come to us with a range of diverse and specific needs. We welcome students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their care and progress are particularly important to us.
We work with our students, teachers, parents and carers as well as outside professionals to ensure our students get the best possible support. This support can be part of our normal inclusive Trinity lessons or in additional specialised lessons or provision.
The way lessons are planned and taught at Trinity is rooted in best practice for students with SEND as supported by up-to-date research. The Education Endowment Foundation’s recommended ‘Five-a-Day’ strategies are embedded in our general teaching practice and additional strategies are put in place for individuals according to their personalised ‘Pen Portraits’.
We ensure that classroom and co-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those with SEND. We have an accessible site with wheelchair access which ensures that all areas of the school can be accessed by those with mobility issues. We also have lift access within our building.
Our Learning Support Team comprises our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Deputy SENDCo, Specialist English Teacher and a team of highly skilled and dedicated Learning Support Assistants. We also work closely with Trinity’s Pastoral Support Team to provide wrap around support for our students.
To contact the Learning Support Team please email SEND@trinityacademybristol.org. Every effort will be made to ensure a response is received within five working days.