The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A child may have special educational needs (SEN) if he or she has difficulty coping with aspects of life in the classroom.

This could be for lots of different reasons, such as problems with learning, behaviour or communication, or because of a social, emotional, physical, visual or hearing difficulty.

Equally we recognise that there are children who are More Able who also need additional to ensure they are appropriately challenged.

Our SENCO is Belinda Metcalfe who can be contacted on 

The SENCO role:              

SENCO stands for ...

"Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator".

A SENCO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCO.

The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them. The SENCO has responsibility for requesting the involvement of external services. Their work also includes general SEN assessments, administration and parental support. The SENCO works closely with the Head and teachers to try and develop ways of overcoming barriers to a child's learning and ensuring that they receive effective teaching through assessing the child’s needs and setting targets for improvement.

Dymchurch SEND report

Accessibility Plan July 2017.pdf

Admissions Arrangements Policy February 2018.pdf