Workington Academy is committed to ensuring that the individual long-term hopes and aspirations of the students and their families form the basis of a personalised next step approach to their educational experience.

Our school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities. Specialist seating and equipment is provided where necessary to ensure access throughout the building and curriculum areas. Children may have Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) throughout or at any time during their school career. We strive to ensure that curriculum planning and assessment take account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the student. All staff aim to plan for a student’s Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, enabling them to participate effectively in all curriculum, assessment, extra-curricular activities and the broader aspect of school life as far as is reasonably possible.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) – Mrs Jill Adams – 01900 873926

Strategic SEND Lead – Mrs Katie Kinrade 

Our SENCo is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs Policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEN. The SENCo will liaise regularly with class teachers and monitor pupil progress. Where progress is slower than expected, further interventions and/or support will be planned.

Differentiation and support

Where an additional need has been identified, where ever possible,  this is delivered alongside peers in the classroom ensuring access to the curriculum. However, there are times when a programme of work is planned for and delivered on an individual or small group basis. This will be regularly reviewed and time-limited.

Specialist Provision for Students with Physical and Medical difficulties

Does your child have an EHCP for complex Physical/ Medial Difficulties which may need additional resourced provision?

  • If so, please arrange a tour to discuss our specialist provision.
  • You may get help with transport if your child is not able to access public or traditional school transport.

The Local Offer is a directory of all of the services available within Cumbria. To access this please click here.

The website for the Cumbria SEND Improvement website is available here.

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Associated Policies & Reports:



SEND Policy (Part 2&3) 220.88 KB 495 downloads

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SEND Policy Part 3 - Accessibility Plan 463.33 KB 296 downloads

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Special Education Needs Policy (Part 1) 0.00 KB 316 downloads

Cumbria Education Trust ...