S​pecial Educational Needs and Disabilities


Who is the Academy’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and what are their contact details?

SENDCO: Maya Dalby

Email: mdalby@brambleacademy.org

Tel: 01623 635 928


SEND Information Report and Policy

At The Bramble Academy we strive to achieve the highest standards to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We promote an inclusive educational environment in which we support and encourage all pupils to reach their potential.

A child is considered to have a special educational need when provision is made, or is needed to be made, that is different from, or additional to, the provision made available to all pupils.

The kinds of special educational needs and disabilities provided for include:

  • Communication and Interaction – including Autism Spectrum Conditions or Speech and Language Difficulties
  • Cognition and Learning – including Dyslexia, Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Difficulties – including ADHD, attachment disorders and mental health needs
  • Sensory and/or physical needs – including hearing or visual impairment and motor skill difficulties

Quality teaching is vital when providing for special educational needs. However, for some children, there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. In order to do this, steps may be taken to support young people through their learning journey.

Our SEND Information Report below details the different types of support The Bramble Academy offers and how to communicate any concerns you may have about your child.

S​end Information Report 2023-24

Our trust-wide SEND Policy is also available below.



What should I do if I think my child has SEN?


Improving the physical environment of academies to enable those with disabilities to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities, and services provided.

Our Accessibility Plan and Curriculum Access Audit is available to view and download below.

The Bramble Academy is committed to providing a fully accessible environment that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents, and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance, and inclusion.

Accessibility Plan

Curriculum Access Audit


The Local Offer

The Bramble Academy works closely with the Local Authority in order to support our learners who are identified as having a special educational need. Please find information below on Nottinghamshire County Council’s SEND Local Offer:

Nottshelpyourself | SEND Local Offer

Additionally, you can find information on Nottingham City’s SEND Local Offer here:

Special Education Needs & Disabilities Local Offer | Ask Lion - Nottingham City Directory

T​ransition Events Flyer

I​ncluding Parents Conference Flyer - May 2024

N​otts Parents Event - Understanding Dyslexia and supporting at home 24 Apr 2024

N​otts Parents Event - ipad apps for learners with SEN 18 June 2024


The Peer Support Team at Nottinghamshire’s Autism and Learning Disability Keyworking Service.

P​eer Support and Co-Prod Leaflet

K​eyworking Newsletter - April/May 2024