At Hayle Academy we aim to ensure that students with special educational needs and disabilities are given every opportunity to experience success, achievement and fulfilment in their work.  We aim to provide educational, emotional and technical support in a positive learning environment and ultimately provide an inclusive education for students.  We are committed to offering an education to ensure the best possible progress for all of our students whatever their needs or abilities.

Hayle Academy aims to meet the educational needs of students with SEN including those with Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  Hayle Academy’s SEN processes reflect the SEN Code of Practice 2015, where a graduated response to supporting the student’s needs is identified.  We may undertake early intervention in order to support students with any difficulties they may be experiencing; the aim is to support students to develop independence as they progress through the academy, helping them to prepare for their exams and life beyond Hayle Academy.

Our SEN team is led by our SENCO Mr James Woodward with teaching assistants who a specialist in Autism, dyslexia, hearing and sight, English, maths and science.  The SEN team are then supported within faculties with our SEN & Literacy Lead Teachers who act as advocates for our SEN students and lead teachers in SEN.

If you have any queries , questions or would like to discuss SEN at Hayle Academy, please contact our SENCO James Woodward ( or our SEN Administrator (


Who are the SEN Team at Hayle Academy?

James Woodward SENCO

Vicky Roberts (SEN Administrator)

Anthea Thomas McLean (Autism Champion)

Henry Emmett

Kim Skidmore (English specialist)

Kara Bawden (Maths specialist)

Zeta Penrose (PE specialist)

Bev Spence (Science specialist)

Nathan Jenkins

Sandra Hart (SEN assessor)


Who are the Faculty SEN & Literacy Leads

Hollie Peters (Languages)

Nicola Scott (Maths)

Barry Lee Clark (Science)

Rebecca Wilson (Humanities)

Nathan Irons (PE)

Esther Hockley (Literacy Leader)


Based on your child’s needs, the following provision is available at Hayle Academy

  • Access to the Learning Zone (LZ)
  • Shared TA provision in classrooms
  • Literacy small group intervention
  • Numeracy small group intervention
  • Bespoke Maths and English programmes
  • Dyslexia friendly classrooms and resources
  • Support from our Autism Champions
  • Communication and interaction support
  • Anger management and anxiety support
  • Educational Psychologist, Autism Team, Early Support
  • Keyworker & Mentoring Support
  • Homework support
  • Dyslexia support

Useful documents:

Hayle Academy SEN Information Report Sept 2019

TPAT SEND Policy 2019

Download the SEN School Offer

Hayle Academy SEN Offer

Hayle Academy Accessibility Policy