Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Learning Support - SEND

At BACA, we have a team of staff who cater for the diverse needs of our students, from Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to Gifted and Talented, to ensure that all students are supported and able to access the National Curriculum at an appropriate level.

All accessibility planning for disabled pupils complies with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equalities Act 2010. BACA's SEND learning support increases the student's ability to participate in the curriculum and improves the availability of accessible information to disabled students. The Academy is dedicated to improving the physical environment of the school allowing disabled pupils to benefit from the school's facilities and services.

Students get a varying amount of curriculum time in English and mathematics, depending upon their needs.  All year 7 and 8 students have additional literacy lessons, and with the introduction of Accelerated Reader a very positive reading culture is embedded within the Academy. 

Students needing support to achieve expected standards are supported by one-to-one tutors, Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). 

For more information please contact Nicola Blades,