Welcome to Abraham Darby Academy
Specialisms: Performing Arts and Business and Enterprise
We genuinely feel that we are offering something unique here. We want to create an outstanding post 16 provision for the young people of South Telford. We want you as Sixth Formers to be role models that younger students can look up to and aspire to emulate. We will want you to take on leadership roles in the Academy, within the House system and even in academic areas mentoring and guiding younger students.
- To develop students who are ambitious, hard working and successful.
- To develop in students an intellectual interest and curiosity in their studies. We want them to be excited by their studies.
- To see students fully involved in extra-curricular activities and aspiring to do these to the best standard possible.
- To encourage all students to aspire to the highest of standards of behaviour and to have high principles and values.
Choosing your Sixth Form
Special Educational Needs and Accessibility
All children, including those with special education needs and those with disabilities, admitted to the Academy have access to the full curriculum offered by the Academy. An Access Plan has been completed to assess the accessibility of the Academy and priorities and actions for improving access for students with disabilities has been identified.
The Academy has a comprehensive policy for meeting the needs of those students who have special educational needs of any kind. This broad term covers a wide range of need, from those students who require some temporary support with their spelling or reading for example, to those who have long term needs recognised in a statement issued by the Local Education Authority.
There are a team of specially trained staff within the Academy who successfully implement the Special Needs Code of Practice. This is done with thought and care so that it is advantageous for the students concerned. A register of Special Needs is in operation that is updated termly and is accessible to all staff. Individual Education Plans are written by Learning Support Staff for students who are statemented or at Academy Action Plus with input from various mainstream staff such as English and Maths departments.
We try to identify at an early stage any student who is experiencing difficulty with their learning. A great deal of liaison takes place between the Learning Support Department and Partner schools to identify those students who will need support when they transfer. The majority of students who are entered on the Academy SEN register are at School Action and are helped in mainstream situations. Students at Action Plus have their needs met by their Heads of Year and SEN specialists. Some students, however, need more specific help either within a lesson or in small groups withdrawn from agreed subjects. During the course of this year we will refine the support model across the curriculum for students with Special Educational Needs so that learning needs are even more effectively met.
The admission arrangements for those students with special needs but without a statement are the same as those for all students. Students with a statement are placed by the Local Authority and we have good links with LA officers to ensure that students placed at the Academy are welcomed and supported. These students have the additional provision of a team of Teaching Assistants who aid them in mainstream lessons.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.