At Ormiston SWB Academy, students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported to be respectful, responsible learners and will always experience a first-class education. 

We believe in early identification to ensure we can support individual student needs and provide the best learning environment to strengthen student progress. We provide a fully inclusive curriculum and programme of enrichment activities, ensuring that student success and achievement can be celebrated. 

Within the SEND Department, we are fully committed to the key priorities for development for the academic year 2023-2024:

  • Improve outcomes of all groups  
  • Explicit curriculum implementation  
  • Improve attendance and reduce persistent absence  
  • Continue to develop and improve our inclusive practice and mental health awareness  

Mrs A Patterson
Assistant SENDCO
Miss J Kiely
SENDCO: Champion of SEND, Teaching and Learning.
Teacher of English
Mrs S Woodbine
Vice Principal, Safeguarding (DSL), Pastoral Lead and Executive SENDCO
Mrs L Mooney
SENDCO Outcomes


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s learning or they are on the Additional Support Register, please email us with your enquiry or concern. You should include the name of your child and the year group they are in, also a brief outline of the problem. If you would rather discuss this please send an email with your child’s name and date of birth and we will telephone you. We aim to respond within 48 hours: [email protected]


If you are concerned about how your learning is progressing and think you may have some difficulties compared to your friends, email us and we will reply within 48 hours. Or you can pop to the SEND office on Weston floor and have a chat with Miss Austin or Miss Kiely. Please use the following email address: [email protected]

The SEND Inclusion Award provides a framework to ensure that OSWBA delivers high-quality education for pupils with SEND. The framework focuses on removing barriers to learning through early identification, inclusive teaching and leadership, providing the opportunity to evaluate impact and improve classroom practice and pupil outcomes.

During October 2023, Ormiston SWB Academy received a verification visit, confirming that the Academy delivers high-quality education and provision for students identified with Special Educational Needs.

latest copy of our SEND policy can be viewed HERE