At Wyvern Academy, we value all of our pupils and ensure that they are seen as individuals with differing interests, knowledge, skills and needs. We have an inclusive ethos and strive to increase the learning and participation of all pupils, ensuring access to an appropriate curriculum. SEND is seen as a whole school issue, hence the responsibility of everyone. Every teacher is a teacher of every young person including those with SEND or any other additional need. We work closely with our children, families and a wide range of professionals to ensure the best educational outcomes.

Objectives of Wyvern Academy’s SEND Provision

  • Ensuring equality of opportunity for all – pupils should be able to access a wide range of learning opportunities as well as being fully integrated in school life socially.
  • Ensuring that the specific needs of individual pupils are identified and met, whether on a short or longer term basis, and that all staff are involved in this process, as well as outside agencies, where necessary;
  • Providing appropriate support to allow all pupils to achieve the highest possible levels of performance, both academically (pupils with SEND should be making at least expected progress) but also in other areas of school life;
  • Raising the self-esteem and aspirations of pupils with SEN and developing their skills as independent learners.
  • Developing and maintaining communication and effective partnerships with parents;
  • Following the requirements and recommendations of the SEND Code of Practice 201

Contact Details:

SENCo – Kris Marley

SEN Information Report Covid 19 Appendix

SEN Information Report:   Click here to view our SEND information report 2019-2020

SEN Information Report Appendix 2 COVID 19

SEN policy:   Wyvern Academy SEND Policy

TA Policy: TA depolyment policy

Local Offer – The school supports the Local Offer of the Local Authority.


The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available to them in the area and how to access them. The offer includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care and has been developed in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

Click here to view Darlington’s Local Offer Learning & Skills SEND Local Offer

Accessibility Plan

An audit is currently being commissioned, as per the accessibility policy, which will inform the new accessibility plan.


The National Autistic Society
British Dyslexia Association
Dyspraxia Foundation
The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Children and Families Act 2014
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
SEND Code of practice