Within each of our class groups, children are supported by our exceptional staff team, allowing your child to flourish and grow. All staff are qualified to lead and/or assist with lessons, together with providing appropriate social and emotional support.

We believe it is vital we know each and every one of our childs’ needs, whatever they may be. This enables us to provide bespoke support at all levels to all learners, including those with complex special needs and those with exceptional talents.

Children with a particular special need will also receive help from the local authority’s support services who the academy works closely with.

During a child’s time at Redgate Primary Academy there may be a number of reasons where they need some extra support. This could be problems with friends or family, or that they’re worried about something inside or outside of the academy.

Getting support

Any child can raise their concerns with any member of staff who will be able to help or pass this on to the most relevant person. If this is a safeguarding issue, then Mr Shepherd, Mrs Gouthwaite and Mrs Robinson are our designated safeguarding leads, but all staff can support and signpost this.

We take any request for help seriously and put in place measures to provide extra support where necessary.

Other useful information

Parenting a child with a disability or additional needs can often be a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences.

Navigating the often complex public services put in place to help your child can be confusing and stressful, but there are a number of organisations that can help you with direct information, advice and support.

External agencies

We work together with a range of agencies as appropriate to meet the needs of our children.

These can include:

  • NHS speech and language therapists
  • NHS physiotherapists
  • NHS occupational therapists
  • Medical professionals
  • social care
  • educational psychology service
  • integrated children’s disability services (ICDS)

Get in touch

For further information about what we do, or for any support, please contact Redgate’s Senior Business Manager, Theresa Skillen via email – tskillen@diverse-ac.org.uk