Supporting SEND at Merritts Brook….

At Merritts Brook E-Act academy, we believe that every child is special and deserves the best education, but recognise that some pupils may find certain areas of learning more challenging. The academy rigorously tracks pupil progress and is supported by our SENCo Mrs Rudge and the strong SEND team.  We feel strongly that all staff should be well equipped to meet the needs of our pupils.

 People we work with to help to support your child

  • Pupil School Support (PSS)
  • Communication and Autism Team (CAT)
  • Teacher for the Hearing Impaired
  • Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
  • Principal Educational Psychologist (EP)
  • Behaviour Support Service
  • School Nurse

These are just a few of the organisations that help us to ensure that your child has the best possible provision here at Merritts Brook.  If your child has other particular needs, we also have other support services that we will liaise with as necessary.

At MBA we track pupil progress rigorously. The SENCo attends pupil progress meetings every half term to monitor the progress of SEN children within each year group. This also means that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly, interventions are evaluated and other interventions implemented in order to meet individual needs. In addition to this, the SENCo works closely with both Teachers and Teaching Assistants to ensure the targets set for each child are achievable and measurable.

We have a strong SEND team and feel strongly that all staff are well equipped to meet the needs of our pupils . We continue to invest in staff training  so that we can best support your children and ensure they make the best possible progress socially, emotionally and academically.  Regular meetings are held by the SENCo with the SEN team , so that good practice can be shared and issues that arise can be quickly addressed.

We maximise upon the time that we have and make the most of having a substantial team. TA’s spend the morning in classrooms to ensure that all children, regardless of ability benefit from adult intervention and scaffolding. During the afternoon, individual and small group interventions take place, though these may not be with the Teaching Assistant that is in their class in the mornings.  In this way we can match the skills of the Teaching Assistants with the needs of individual children.

Arrangements for admitting disabilities


Please Click on the links below to view our Key Documents:

SEND Information Report 20-21

SEND and Learning Policy 2021-2022

Our Academy’s Accessibility aims to reduce and eliminate barriers in accessing the curriculum and to enable full participation in the academy community for pupils, prospective pupils and adult users with a disability.

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