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Welcome to SEN at Merritts Brook E-Act Academy

At Merritts Brook E-Act Academy, we believe that every child is special and deserves the best education.  Some of your children may find certain areas of learning more challenging and in the following, you will find information about how we help your children with any special needs that they may have.

Miss Billingham - SENCo

Miss Billingham  - SENCo 1

 People we work with to help to support your child


  • Helen Ball - Pupil School Support (PSS)
  • Lisa Walmsley - Communication and Autism Team (CAT) 
  • Liz Marshall - Teacher for the Hearing Impaired
  • Alice Charlton - Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
  • Deborah Benjamin - Principal Educational Psychologist (EP)
  • Behaviour Support Service
  • School Nurse


These are just a few of the organisations that help us to ensure that your child has the best possible provision here at Merritts Brook.  If your child has other particular needs, we also have other support services that we will liaise with as necessary.

At MBA we track pupil progress rigorously. The SENCo attends pupil progress meetings every half term to monitor the progress of SEN children within each year group. This also means that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly, interventions are evaluated and other interventions implemented in order to meet individual needs. In addition to this, the SENCo works closely with both Teachers and Teaching Assistants to ensure the targets set for each child are achievable and measurable.


We have a strong SEND team and feel strongly that all staff are well equipped to meet the needs of our pupils . We continue to invest in staff training  so that we can best support your children and ensure they make the best possible progress socially, emotionally and academically.  Regular meetings are held by the SENCo with the SEN team , so that good practice can be shared and issues that arise can be quickly addressed.


We maximise upon the time that we have and make the most of having a substantial team. TA's spend the morning in classrooms to ensure that all children, regardless of ability benefit from adult intervention and scaffolding. During the afternoon, individual and small group interventions take place, though these may not be with the Teaching Assistant that is in their class in the mornings.  In this way we can match the skills of the Teaching Assistants with the needs of individual children.

Worried about Dyspraxia or want to find out more?

Worried about Dyspraxia or want to find out more? 1
Worried about Dyspraxia or want to find out more? 2


I am pleased to announce that next parent support group will be meeting on Wednesday 19th July and this time, you can bring your child to join in the fun as we will be having a craft afternoon!. Please see the flyer below for all of the details. I look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday 9th March

A huge thank you to the parents who attended the Autism Parent Support Group on Wednesday 8th March. I feel as though it was a really positive session with lots of discussion topics and supporting ideas for each other. Your positive comments and ideas for our next session are really appreciated and I look forward to our next meeting. 


Look out for the flyer and letter below with the date of our next session.

Just a few of the things that we do: