Learning Support (SEND Local Offer)

The Department

We strive to provide a high-quality provision for all learners. We work towards providing a provision which not only supports students to meet their educational goals but also assists them to develop the skills necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood.

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo):  Micarla Holmes
Four Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)
A large group of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)

We have a dynamic team of staff with experience of working within a wide range of sectors including healthcare, careers and recruitment, retail, hospitality, education and emotional well-being.

What we do

We arrange the educational provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This means supporting any students in need of an educational provision that is additional to or different from high-quality teaching that is differentiated to the needs of the majority of students. This is a special educational provision under Section 21 of the Childrens and Family Act 2014.

Our provision adheres to the SEN Code of Practise and is based on these key features:

  • Involving parents, students in decision making
  • Working in partnership with a range of services
  • High quality teaching to meet the needs of all students both with and without SEND
  • Increased participation of the student
  • Preparing students for adulthood.

Examination Arrangements

Students with additional needs may be entitled to special dispensations when taking examinations depending on assessment results. For a variety of reasons some students may require alternative accommodation for their examinations. This may include a reader, scribe, additional time or access to technology to complete examinations.

SEND Information Report for King Edward VII Academy

SEN Info report Jan 2018

Polices and legislation linked to SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Eastern Multi-Academy Trust SEND policy.

Norfolk’s Local Offer

Norfolk’s local offer in more detail via their website.

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice

This document outlines the statutory guidance relating to the support of children and young people with SEN.

If you wish to make a complaint about the support the academy provides for children with SEN, please refer to our complaints policy on EMAT website

Useful information for Parents

The information below aims to help parents, carers and students themselves to find out more about special educational needs and disabilities.

The SEND gateway offers easy access to high quality information and resources for meeting the needs of students with special educational needs and disabilities: www.sendgateway.org.uk

Contact a Family is the national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability: www.cafamily.org.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal: http://www.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/send

Literacy difficulties


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Autism and Asperger Syndrome


Blind or Visually Impaired


Deaf or Hearing Impaired

The British Deaf Association (Website)

National Deaf Children’s Society (Website)

Action on Hearing Loss (Website)

UK Deaf Sport (Website)


Down syndrome

Downs Syndrome Association (Website)

Mencap (Website)



British Dyslexia Association (Website)

Dyscalculia Me (Website)




Dyspraxia (or Developmental Coordination Disorder)

The Dyspraxia Foundation (Website)

Dyspraxia UK (Website)


Mental health and emotional wellbeing

YoungMinds (Website)

Mental Health Foundation (Website)


Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Talking Point (Website)

 Afasic (Website)

I Can (Website)



Whizz-Kidz (Website)


Young Carers

Carers Trust (Website)

Action for Children (Website)