Message from Principal, Annabelle Thomas regarding Unified Academy’s latest Ofsted inspection a...
Unified Academy is a school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some students also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that students struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Class sizes are small and additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with students to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.
My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him. As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff. My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders.
The staff at this school have been amazing with my son from year 7 all the way to year 11. Understanding, sensitive and flexible to his needs they have gone over and above to make sure he access education and continues to grow emotionally and socially. Couldn’t be more proud of the man he’s becoming and I have this school to thank for being part of it.