Careers at North Gosforth Academy

My child has sensory/physical needs

This section covers students who have difficulties with:

  • Vision.
  • Hearing.
  • Gross motor co-ordination.
  • Fine motor co-ordination.
  • Self-organisation for daily living.
  • It includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia.

What does North Gosforth Academy offer?

All of our students have access to:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).
  • School adheres to guidelines on physical access.
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • ICT is used to reduce barriers to learning where possible
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support for students may include:

  • Medical Care Plans.
  • Handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training.
  • Referral to the Public Health School Nurses
  • Access to assistive technology or software
  • Access to teaching assistant support.

Targeted individual support may include:

  • Personalised support plans.
  • 1:1 Outside Agency support from Advisory Teachers.
  • Individual handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training.
  • Specialist equipment and materials, such as low vision aids and enlarged adapted resources.
  • Access to assistive technology and software
  • Targeted TA support for complex medical needs, including practical support.
  • Exam Access Arrangements.