Pupils are not defined by the barriers they face, and as a school we are responsible for ensuring that pupils and the adults around them believe this. Those with an identified SEND will leave Elvin with the skills and knowledge to live fulfilling and purposeful lives with access to the same opportunities that their peers enjoy. The SEND curriculum is designed to provide targeted support for pupils to help them fully access the Elvin curriculum to which they are entitled. The SEND provision at Elvin aims to create a clear framework of opportunities for pupils to learn how to manage within school and have full access to opportunities in the world around them.
Our SEND Policy explains how SEND is identified and supported at Ark Elvin Academy.
If you have any questions about special needs at Ark Elvin please contact the SEN Department
Local Organisations and Resources
Brent Local Offer
The Brent Local Offer is an online resource which sets out in one place information on services for children, young people and families in Brent. There are fact-sheets, useful links and videos as well as an online directory of services.
CAMHS - Brent
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work with children and young people up to the age of 18 in Brent with complex mental health difficulties.
Useful Links for Families
Afasic - Voice for Life
Afasic is a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications.
British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association provides information and resources for parents and carers.
Useful Links for Families Pt2
Learning disability is often confused with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD or Dyspraxia. A learning disability is different from a learning difficulty as a learning difficulty does not affect general intellect.
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a world that works for autistic people.
Useful Links for Families Pt3
BBC Bitesize Parent Toolkit
Resources, activities, and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
Special Needs Jungle
Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and voung people 0-25