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The SEND Department supports teaching and learning of students with special educational needs, including those with statements, in the following areas;

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including formal diagnosis of dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia;
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD); and
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMD)

The SEN Department is located in the heart of the school and is easily accessible to both students and staff.

Our approach

Our approach is based on thoughtful planning to meet the changing needs of individuals and groups of students through in-depth monitoring and assessment as part of the whole Inclusion Department and in partnership with teachers, families and professionals to enhance understanding of students and implement complementary provision.

Local Offer

In response to the Children and Families Bill, Local Authorities are required to publish information about the provision that is available in their area for children and young people from 0-25 who have special educational needs. This is called the Local Offer.

The link to the local offer for Northamptonshire can be found on the county council website

The Spires Academy also has lots of information on Local Offers for ADHD and ASD.

SEND Information Report

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 require all schools to publish and keep under review information regarding our provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). At Rushden Academy we hope parents/carers of current and prospective pupils find the following information helpful. We encourage all interested parties to contact the school for more information (01933 350391).

Rushden Academy's SEND report can be found here

Useful links

IASS - Information Advice and Support for Parents in Northamptonshire

Council for Disabled Children

Children and Families act 2014

Equality Act 2010

SEN Magazine


December 2021 - Youthworks CIC

Youthworks CIC have been commissioned by health to support those parents that are currently on the neurodiversity waiting list awaiting an appointment with community paediatricians for a diagnosis of ASD/ADHD. They have seen a huge increase in recent years of children and young people being referred into the pathway and are offering the Triple P parenting course online. This will be backed up by support from Youthworks with a dedicated family worker who will encourage and offer support to parents to complete the online programme.

Both professionals (Rushden Academy) and parents can also refer.

Criteria includes those who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural type needs and require support with parenting, are already on the pathway or to negate a referral to the pathway. They are offering the 0-12 programme and the teen programme. Obviously with it being an online self-directed course, parents will need to be self-motivated and be able to access online web based content.

 Triple P Online Referral « Youth Works Northamptonshire


If you believe your child has a special educational need or disabilty that has not yet been identified or is emerging, please complete the google form below.

To contact Mrs P Smith our SENCO please email  or call 01933 350391

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