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Ruth Gorse Academy: The golden thread of SEND

From SEND champions to the Personalised Support Centre, a golden thread running through every decision made at the Ruth Gorse Academy is dismantling barriers for students with SEND. Principal Ben Mallinson explains
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An integral part of our approach to ensuring every student is equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed is inclusivity.

Across our school and the GORSE Academies Trust, leaders have a strong commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all students, and in particular for those with SEND.

Creating a strong network of support for SEND students and dismantling barriers is a golden thread that runs throughout every decision made, with crucial work having been undertaken to ensure SEND provision is not treated as an afterthought or a tick-box exercise.

 

Leading by example

The key to creating an inclusive culture is to ensure there is buy-in at every level – our leaders both within our school and across the trust must be committed to transforming the lives of children with SEND.

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