Arden SEND Local Offer
Arden Academy recognises and values the individuality of all pupils. It is committed to giving all students every opportunity to achieve the highest standards.
Supporting information from Arden and external agencies relating to safeguarding
Care and Guidance
The form tutor is a regular point of contact, seeing the pupils twice a day.
Special Educational Needs
Important information about Arden's Special Educational Needs support
In this section you will find details of our Tutorial worship and the many assembly themes that support the important messages we believe to be...
Online safety is extremely important and pupils at Arden will follow a planned programme of age relevant online safety work from Year 7 to Year 13.
Arden students made a very powerful film in support of the school's anti-homophobia campaign.
In January we hosted an Emotional Wellbeing Evening for parents, run by Liam Laughton (Primary Mental Health Team Manager). The evening provided some extremely useful information and guidance in this area to provide support for children in terms of their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
In April 2011 the government introduced Pupil Premium Funding. This is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Catch Up Premium
During the academic year 2019/2020 Arden Academy received £8000 in additional funding as part of the Catch-up Premium scheme. Due to the way in which students are assessed and progress is recorded at Key Stage2, the payment was frozen by the government to what it was in the academic year 2015/2016.
Medicines in Schools
At Arden we have a policy called ‘Medicines in Schools'. This policy ensures that, as a school, we work in line with the recommendations of the Department for Education and Solihull Local Authority.
During June, each year group had a visiting speaker from Solihull Young Carers who came in to address the students during assembly.
Arden's School Nurse, Jane Jefferson, is available to students every two weeks on a Thursday
Free School Meals
You can register/apply online for your free school meal (FSM) by using the Parent Portal which is part of the existing school admissions online system.