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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


Thomas Deacon Academy is a fully inclusive and nurturing school.  We understand how important it is to meet the changing needs of every individual within a supportive and compassionate environment.

We work alongside parents/carers and professionals to develop the best strategies for each of our students, regardless of their Special Educational Need or Disability.   We are fully committed to developing courteous citizens who are committed, confident and compassionate in everything they do.

Learning Mentors are  on hand to help support students, who have a complexity of needs, usually on a one to one basis.  TDA also offers a Learning Centre facility for students with emotional and behavioural needs as well as phonics based English lessons to support students in their acquisition of reading and writing skills.  The Academy’s Student Support Workers, Intervention Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants offer support within the classroom, during small group intervention sessions and on a 1:1 basis.

Key Contacts:

The Assistant Principal with responsibility for overseeing SEND Provision: 

Gail Kenlin – 01733 426060

TDA SENDCo:

Meg Waters – 01733 426060

TDAJ SENDCo:

Emma Gowers - 01733 426060

More information on the support we offer can be found in our Information Reports below.

SPLD Hub

For information about the SPLD Hub, please click here.