We are here to help parents understand how they can support their child if they have a special educational need and/or a disability.

What are Special Educational Needs?

Usually called SEN, it means that a child has additional needs to the majority of children of their age, and that they need extra help at their academy to achieve their full potential. This could be for a number of reasons and we support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a disability?

Under the Equality Act 2010, you are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

At St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to try to support every child. This could be for a short period or for much of their time at the academy. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN.

Accessibility plan 2022

How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needs?

In academy we follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice to help us make sure we do all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.

More information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the following documents:

SEND Policy 2024/2025


There is also more information about Bristol’s Local Offer, the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability on their website.

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