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A New Build for The Inclusion Team

Our Inclusion Department now has a brand-new building! The build has been specifically equipped to support our SEND students at Thorns, with each room tailored to address the four areas of need:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social and emotional mental health
  • Physical and sensory


Our ‘Compass Room’, managed by our SEMH Manager, Mrs Bradley, provides support and intervention for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. With ‘The Link Room’, led by SLCN Manager, Mrs Hussain, providing support for Speech, Language and Communication. Two additional rooms each address Physical and Sensory as well as Cognition and Learning provision.

The Inclusion Team have developed a series of tailored interventions for these rooms, which have been specifically designed and researched to deliver the highest quality of pastoral care to our students, and we look forward to implementing them in practice.

Thorns Collegiate Academy endeavours to support all students to reach their potential. This is facilitated through high quality planning, high quality teaching, learning and a positive ethos.