Supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is important in ensuring their progress and achievement.

Our personalised learning team works with students to develop appropriate plans to engage them fully in learning. Some students who require more targeted support will be placed in our nurture group. This small group of students has a dedicated teaching space for a proportion of their lessons with specific teacher and classroom support.

The academy is situated in a purpose-built modern building, ensuring that any students with disabilities are able to fully access all areas of the school. This includes lift access to first floor classrooms, welfare facilities and disabled parking.

Please find below our SEND report, detailing how we cater for students with additional needs. A copy of our SEND policies can be found on our policies page.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

The SENCos for Retford Oaks Academy are Sally Truseler and Lizzie Deere.

Sally Truseler –

Lizzie Deere –


The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy can be read on the policies page of the Diverse Academies website, and should be read in conjunction with the academy appendix to this policy, which can be found on our policies page here.

SEND Report 2021

Further information

If you would like to know more or have any specific queries, please contact the main office on 01777 861618 or email Sally Truseler OR Lizzie Deere.