The student services team are here to help and assist you while you are a student at Strood Academy.

Faculty Information

Our Student Support and Well Being faculty provides an integrated approach to supporting each student through impartial advice and guidance, monitoring behaviour and attendance, providing first aid and ensuring children with Special Educational Needs have the right support through classroom and withdrawal support.

Students’ special educational needs are supported by teaching assistants and specialist tutors who oversee a range of programmes including reading, numeracy, dyslexic support and social skills.

Progress is measured every second term and reported to parents and carers through specialist reports.

Pupil Premium funding is used to support 1-1 tuition funding for eligible students in either Maths or English.  Students receive intensive support over one term to maximise the impact of this tuition.

The Faculty provides a number of clubs aimed at developing social skills, personal development and academic development.  The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Anger Management groups and handwriting club are just a sample of the opportunities available to students.

The Student Support and Well Being learning environment is able to offer a retreat to students who would benefit from a quiet moment during the day.  Opportunities for religious observance can also be provided.

We draw upon a range of external agencies that provide specialist support for those students who require it to progress in a mainstream school.

SEND policy annual review

Our SEND code of practice incorporates the new requirements that became effective from 1st April 2015.  To provide an improved, compliant policy we were committed to co-producing our policy with families, children and young people.

The Strood Academy SENCO is Mrs G Cox, to contact her please email

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