About NCA

SEN Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

North Cambridge Academy are committed and passionate about ensuring ‘Achievement for All’, through setting high aspirations and providing a high quality teaching and learning environment, as a priority for all members of staff.

However, we acknowledge that some students will require additional support, for part or all of their time.

North Cambridge Academy have a dedicated team who strive to provide the best provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities, who are;

Sarah Letherby (Lead SENCO for North Cambridge Academy and Swavesey Village College)

Sarah Hasler (Inclusion Manager and Senior Tutor Fitzwilliam)

Jan Collings (Family Liaison Officer and Child Protection Lead)

Louisa Meynell (SEND Academy Councillor)

The following part of this website is to assist parents, carers and students in finding information about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Local Offer

The SEN and Disability Local Offer describes what help, support and services are available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Cambridgeshire.

It will:

  • Include information about education, social care and health services, as well as services provided by voluntary and community groups
  • Provide information about services for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, as well as those without
  • Set out clearly the criteria for getting support
  • Be published on the internet, as well as be available in other formats on request

Accessing the Local Offer

Cambridgeshire Local Offer provides everything you need to know about Education, Social Care, Health, information on parent support and activities for Children and young people (0-25 with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability) and their families.

North Cambridge Academy SEND Information Report

As per the SEND Code of Practice (Section 6.79), academy’s must publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision available for pupils with SEND. North Cambridge Academy’ information report can be found below:

Information report 2017 – 2018

Educational, Health Care Plans (EHCP)

Also known as an EHC Plan, the plans are legal documents that local authorities have to follow and include information and support about the child/young person’s special education needs, as well as health and social care where relevant. In order to receive a plan a child/young person does not need to have all 3 strands of Education, Health and Social Care needs. As long as there is an educational need they can receive a plan and if the child has any health and/or social care needs this will be incorporated as well.

The plans can start from a child’s birth and continue into further education and training (including apprenticeship, traineeships and supported internships), and for some young people until they are 25 years old. The child/young person will own the plan, but there will also be a number of support agencies working with families as well. A child/young person’s viewpoint will be sought wherever possible whatever their circumstances and ability.

There will be a new cohesive statutory assessment process, for children and young people aged 0-25, replacing the current “statementing” process. The assessment process for an EHC plan will take into account all provision that is currently put into place and the information will be gathered from all involvements for the child/young person.

For more information about EHC Plans, go to

Alternatively, download the EHCP Leaflet

Additional information

SEND Information Leaflets

Some useful leaflets to help you support your child’s needs. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the academy.

Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance

Children’s Occupational Therapy

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

The following policy and procedures documents may also be helpful:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice