Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Special Education Needs and Disabilities

The Pingle Academy SEND Local Offer

School works with staff from a variety of external agencies across the range of SEND:

1.   Learning Support Base (LSB) − caters for students with significant special needs with a statement. A placement in the LSB is flexible, can be long/short term, full/part time dependent on the need.  Please click here to to go to our LSB page.

2.   Autism Resource Centre (ARC) − all students have diagnosis and statement for autism. Students access mainly mainstream lessons with support and follow a social skills programme.  Please click here to go to our ARC page.

3.   Mainstream − targeted support is given to identified students to address their additional needs. Interventions are tailored to individual needs and aim to have a positive impact on students’ learning. They take place in a 1:1 or small group setting.


Year 6 SEND students take part in our enhanced transition programme in order to become familiar with our school.

All statements/EHCPs are reviewed annually, progress monitored half-termly and shared with parents three times per year.

At Year 9, transition reviews are held to start to plan for post 16 provision with specialist careers advisors.

Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to take up a work experience placement.

The school also has a Student Support Centre which help students re-establish positive educational experiences, develop appropriate social skills and re-integrate confidently into mainstream classes.

In order to make appropriate progress students with SEND are included in all the activities of the school as far as is practical and have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the National Curriculum.  Access arrangements for public examinations are arranged and alternative personalised programmes are provided as needs arise.

For information about the Derbyshire Local SEND Offer, please click here