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Student Support & Guidance

At Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre we believe that high quality, inclusive teaching is the first step to ensuring a curriculum which meets the needs and builds in high expectations of all students, delivering an outstanding provision for EAL students and those with SEND.

We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all, with staff embodying our school ethos by putting students first, focusing on learning, and ensuring that all barriers to learning are removed, enabling students to succeed by accessing and enjoying a full curriculum alongside tailored support.

Our specialist wrap around care and support for all individuals involves regular communication home, support in lessons and nurturing strong relationships with parents and carers to create a partnership between home and school. For students with specific learning needs, students and parents will be involved in regular reviews to check that the interventions and support we provide are as effective as possible.

Working closely with The Bridge Team, our team ensure students and their families are supported right from the day they secure a secondary school place with us. All students identified by their primary school, or in some cases by parents, as having a Special Educational Need are allocated a keyworker from our SEND Support Team. Any barriers to learning are identified quickly by our team and appropriate measures taken to remove them. These supportive measures vary according to individual needs but may include Fresh Start intervention for literacy, Numeracy Ninjas for maths, social support activities, Sixth Form mentoring, anxiety workshops, Autism specific interventions or counselling. Students are consistently supported to ensure they achieve their very best throughout their five to seven-year journey. We will work with parents and the Local Authority to make sure all of our students are able to progress to positive destinations.

The Support and Guidance Team consists of highly experienced practitioners who understand the needs of our students in order to support their learning and raise aspirations.

For any queries regarding our SEND Support or student guidance programme please contact -