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At different times in their school career, a child or young person may have a special educational need.

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 defines SEND  SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years - GOV.UK (

All students will

  • Be treated as individuals where their individual needs, interests and aptitudes are recognised;
  • Be entitled to have an emerging or evident special educational need identified and assessed;
  • Be provided with opportunities for continued growth and development so that they can increase their self-esteem and become confident;
  • Receive a balanced curriculum in both content and style of delivery, which allow them to make informed choices as they progress beyond the Academy;
  • Be encouraged to achieve their full potential, whatever their abilities;
  • Be encouraged to learn through a range of enjoyable and stimulating experiences in an atmosphere where students feel valued, encouraged and safe;
  • Learn to take an increasing responsibility for their own learning and actions so that they will be equipped to deal with life after school;
  • Be encouraged to see education as a life-long process to the benefit of all aspects of their life.

Our SENCo team can be contacted on for any queries.

Accessibility Plan

SEND Report

SEND Policy 

Supporting Children with Medical Needs Policy

STARS Drop-in Training Sessions 2023-24

STARS Drop-in Training Sessions 2023-24

Training sessions will be delivered through Zoom. See Course information below

Date and Time


Training suitable for…

September 8th 2023

9:45am – 11:15am


Overview of the Autism Education Trust Making Sense of Autism Training (School Age)

For parents and carers of school age children who want to be aware of the key autism information that STARS are delivering to schools, staff from schools and professionals from other LCC Teams interested in developing their awareness of autism.

October 6th 2023

9:45am – 11:15am


Supporting children to use a symbol exchange system as part of their total communication

For parents, carers and professionals wanting to develop confidence in supporting children to use a symbol exchange approach as part of their communication. To increase knowledge of stages 1-4.

November 10th 2023

9:45 am – 11:15am


Emotionally Based School Avoidance and Autism

For parents, carers and professionals. Instances of emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) are on the increase, particularly in the autistic population. What are the drivers for EBSA and how can schools and families work together to reduce EBSA and support young people back into appropriate education?

December 1st 2023

9:45am – 11:15am


A basic introduction to Intensive Interaction


For parents, carers and professionals who would like to understand more about the development of fundamental communication and interaction, and how this approach can support children in their care to make social connections with others.

January 12th 2024

9:45am – 11:15am


Developing confidence and independence in the community

For parents, carers and professionals. Learning to be safe in the community needs to start at primary age, so that children and young people can develop their confidence and independence in the community in preparation for adolescence and adulthood. The focus will be on independent travel, shopping, and other community activity.

Feb 2nd 2024

9:45am – 11:15am


Anxiety driven work avoidance

For parents, carers, and professionals. Understanding the underlying cause of anxiety driven work avoidance in the classroom and at home, and exploring teaching and support strategies to reduce avoidance and increase children and young people’s confidence to engage in learning and other tasks.

March 1st  2024

9:45 – 11:15am


Neurodiversity in the Early Years

For parents, carers and professionals interested in exploring a celebratory approach to supporting autistic children in the early years. Celebrating and accepting neurodivergent and autistic differences, using strengths to support learning and embedding positive language and attitudes across early years settings

April 19th  2024

9:45 – 11:15am


Transition: Supporting key transition stages from Early Years to Adulthood


For parents, carers and professionals who want to understand the key factors in planning a successful transition for CYP at key points in their lives and to develop their understanding of support strategies/resources and opportunities outside the education system.

May 3rd 2024

9:45 – 11:15am


Visual supports in the home

For parents, carers and professionals seeking to understand what different kinds of visual supports can be used in the home, how they are used, and why they can be effective for supporting autistic children. Early years focus

June 7th 2024

9:45 – 11:15am


Understanding and supporting play and interaction in the Early Years

Autistic children enjoy and learn through play, just as typically developing children do. This workshop will consider the main types of play and your role in supporting autistic children to learn, develop and have fun through play and will be targeted at an Early Years audience.

July 5th 2024

9.45 – 11.15am


Relationships, sex, and consent

For parents, carers, and professionals. Supporting older autistic children and teens to understand consent and the law, to understand how to seek consent, to say no or to withdraw consent. To consider the context for healthy and consensual relationships.


To book a place on the training sessions of your choice please email stating your name, the course you wish to attend and the email contact that you want the Zoom invitation to be sent to. You will then be sent a link to join the course.



Crawshaw Academy is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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