Special Educational Needs

All member schools in Reach South have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be inclusive and meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational needs.

If you are concerned about your child’s development then initially discuss this with your child’s class teacher. They may suggest a meeting with our special needs coordinator SENDCo Mrs Pauline Donnellon. She can be contacted through the school office or via email on pauline.donnellon@moricetownacademy.org
Mrs Donnellon is supported by Mrs Phillips the SENDCo from Drake Primary School as part of the executive leadership team.
With the 0-25 SEND Code of Practice 2015 firmly in place, we endeavour to work with Education, Health and Social Care to provide a coordinated approach for all children with SEN. This includes a plan to improve the access for all pupils. Our access plan can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Local and National Support Groups and Information

PIAS is a service that gives impartial and confidential support to parents and carers. They play a key role in providing a city-wide information strategy for parents, carers, families, young people and professionals in Plymouth. They provide a gateway to information via websites, telephone helplines and opportunities for direct contact with information and support staff. Support includes advice on transitions to new schools through the Choice Advisor (Bob Burton), impartial support at meetings, support around the Statutory Assessment process and access to parenting programmes such as Incredible Years and Strengthening Families.

Telephone: 01752 258933