High quality teaching, differentiated for individual students, is the first step in responding to students who have or may have special educational needs. The support the Phoenix team provides is different to or additional to what the majority of students receive. The support is used to enable every student to achieve their best, become confident individuals and make a successful transition into adulthood.
The Phoenix team is committed to developing and promoting the learning of our students through varied and targeted interventions which are reviewed continuously and may include:
- Supported break and lunchtimes
- Social skills group
- Nurture Group
- Talk About programme
- Reading interventions
- Peer support
- Well-being check-in
- Well-being programme
- Sensory Room
- Shared TA support
- Exam Arrangements
- Alternative tutor time provision
- Outside agencies
We have a supported safe place for students to go at break and lunchtime. This area is also used for some of our group work including communication groups and nurture groups.
Talkabout is a series of social communication programmes aimed at improving social communication skills such as
- Conversation skills
- Body Language
Magna has a number of different interventions depending on need including the use of Lexia and 1:1 reading support with a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).
Students at Magna may be offered 1:1 counselling (short term and long term), solution focused sessions and/or group support programmes. Our counsellor is the academy’s Mental Health Lead and links with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), supporting students and parents to access appropriate support and manage their mental health in and out of the academy.
Magna Academy has a sensory room to support our students with sensory needs. A sensory diet is a way of ensuring a student’s sensory system remains regulated throughout the day and does not tip into overdrive or dip too low. This will look very different for each individual depending on their age and their own individual needs. Meeting sensory needs is vital if we want to enable learning to take place.