The SEND  Department supports teaching and learning of students with special educational needs, including those with statements, in the following areas;

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia;

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD); and

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMD)

The SEN Department is located in the heart of the school and is easily accessible to both students and staff.


Our approach

Our approach is based on thoughtful planning to meet the changing needs of individuals and groups of students through in-depth monitoring and assessment as part of the whole Inclusion Department and in partnership with teachers, families and professionals to enhance understanding of students and implement complementary provision.


Local Offer

In response to the Children and Families Bill, Local Authorities are required to publish information about the provision that is available in their area for children and young people from 0-25 who have special educational needs. This is called the Local Offer.

The link to the local offer for Northamptonshire can be found on the county council website



SEND Information Report

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 require all schools to publish and keep under review information regarding our provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). At Rushden Academy we hope parents/carers of current and prospective pupils find the following information helpful. We encourage all interested parties to contact the school for more information (01933 350391).

Rushden Academy's SEND report can be found here


Useful links

IASS - Information Advice and Support for Parents in Northamptonshire

Council for Disabled Children

Children and Families act 2014

Equality Act 2010


SEN Magazine

June 2020 

August 2020


To contact Mrs P Smith our SENCO please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01933 350391

Rushden Academy
Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
t: 01933 350391
e: info@rushden-academy.net

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