A specialist SEN school for secondary aged boys with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

Please read our most up-to-date SEN Information Report

LWS Special Educational Needs Offer

 (to be read in conjunction with the LWS Admissions Policy)

Routes of Admission to LWS

Exceptional Circumstances identified the Local Authority and/or current education placement, Parents/carers.  Education Health and Care Plan. Primary need identified Social, Emotional and Mental and Health needs. Assessment support of Special Educational Need required – LWS Academy Outreach Team may support initial assessment.

Primary SEN identified or Assessment of Primary SEN need

Primary need of SEN must be identified as Social, Mental or Emotional Health.  LWS Academy recognises that other SEN needs may also be present, which affect behaviour and/or primary need, such as; Communication and interaction difficulties and Cognition and Learning need.

Transition plan to LWS Academy

If a place is offered at LWS Academy then a transition plan will be initiated.

LWS Academy provision

Please see up to date information on the school website regarding curriculum opportunities and provision.

 Specific examples of LWS Academy provision – bespoke strategies can always be discussed

The following list highlights our available resources and strategies to support student need. Further details can be found on the website.
  • Targeted approach
  • Extensive communication with parents/carers – Annual, termly, half-termly, weekly and daily, email, arranged visits, meetings messaging, specific tutor link.
  • Use of alternative provision
  • Appropriate multi agency support.
  • Creative and effective use of Pupil Premium funding
  • Policies and systems which aim to support all associated with LWS Academy.


  • LWS behaviour policy
  • Aspirational Curriculum
  • High staff-student ratio.
  • Regular assessment and student progress checks
  • School Council
  • Clear ‘Home School’ agreement
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA).
  • Therapeutic Active Listening Assistant (TALA)


  • Specialised Staff
  • Social Skills teaching
  • Therapeutic story writing
  • Speech and Language therapist (HCC Outreach)
  • Direct Educational Psychologist support.
  • Trauma Informed Practitioner.
  • Focus on developing the ‘whole’ student
  • Attached school counselor.


Supported transition into further education

Planned transition meetings and discussion forums for the ‘next steps’ beyond 16. For example; annual reviews, college visits, work placement interviews.
Post-16 guidance and support from our an independent third party such as Hampshire Futures or Education Business Partnership (EBP).

Further details on all aspects of provision and strategies to support students and/or parents/carers at LWS Academy can be found on the website or requested directly by contacting LWS Academy on 01489 582684 or emailing enquiries@lws.gfmat.org

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  • King's Academy Lord Wilson, Montefiore Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7NL
  • 01489 582684
  • enquiries@lws.gfmat.org

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