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Summerhill Primary Academy


All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need.  We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.  


The Local Authority Inclusion team and SEN department help the school to support families of disabled children and children with SEN.


All Local Authorities are required to publish information on ‘the Local Offer’ about all SEND services, along with details of any eligibility for specialist services and a signpost to support for those who do not meet thresholds.

Listed below is a brief overview of the various additional programmes we deliver to support all learners, where appropriate.  If you wish to discuss your child’s support programmes please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Inclusion Team.


Speech and Language

We provide individualised SALT (Speech and Language Therapy) programmes through our Learning Support staff, who are guided by Speech Therapist assigned to Summerhill Primary Academy.


These are for children who have been referred, by the school or by a medical professional, to be assessed by the Speech and Language Therapy Service.  These programmes can include speech sound production, language development and social skills, depending on the child’s needs.


EAL - English as an Additional Language

This is for children who have a first language other than English and may need further intervention with their English language understanding in order to aid their academic development. The Local Authority support us by providing Specialist Teachers for Minority Ethnic and Bilingual Achievement which follow the National Curriculum programmes.


Specific Literacy & Numeracy Support

We have small group intervention programmes that focuses on phonics, numeracy, spelling, handwriting and further speech and language development. These multi-sensory sessions are led by learning support staff and are based on specially written teaching material sourced from; Read Write Inc, 5 Minute Box and 5 Number Box curriculums.


Lego Therapy

This is a social development program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other social communication difficulties. It uses children's love of playing with Lego to help them develop communication and social skills



These sessions are delivered to identified pupils and are designed to help young people in understanding their feelings and teaches them the vocabulary to express themselves.


Nurture and Emotional Support

This intervention is accessible to all pupils who may be experiencing difficulty with some aspects of home/school life e.g. a family bereavement which may impact on their school life.


Anger Management

This is provided to help young people understand why they are angry and how to deal with it in a positive way.


Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are vital to the development of many competencies in young children.  Activities are divided into sections focusing on warming up, hand and finger strength, manipulation and eye-hand co-ordination, which are utilised from Dough Disco and Write From The Start programmes.


Please click on the link below to access the school Additional Needs Report: