School Closure Update
Whilst we support the principles of the government message regarding schools providing essential care for children of key workers and the most vulnerable children in society, we are waiting for further clarity on what this means for special schools. Due to how our staff are affected by the measures, it will not be possible for us to open for all pupils. Until further guidance is given we cannot provide further comment on how we will approach this unprecedented situation. We expect to be able to provide an update on Friday afternoon.
Iffley Academy will be closed Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March to all students. We have taken this decision based on ensuring that we have the necessary staffing levels in school to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.
We will closely monitor the situation this week and will provide an update on Friday to communicate further partial or full school closure dates and our strategy going forwards for this closure period. We will be communicating via the website but please could I urge you to download our app, if you have not already done so as a useful communication tool.
We do have a dedicated page for home learning and work packs which you can access by clicking here.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during this time of uncertainty.
Welcome to The Iffley Academy
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that it gives you a flavour for some of the fantastic work that is going on here at the Iffley Academy. Having worked here for the past eight years I can tell you that it is an exciting, diverse community where amazing things happen, students achieve things they did not think possible and committed staff make a significant difference to the lives of young people.
We are a community special academy for children and young people up to the age of 18 with complex special educational needs and disabilities. All of our students are individuals and we pride ourselves on taking a personalised approach.
Students have Education, Health and Care Plans with a range of needs but primarily we work with students with Moderate Cognition and Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties,
The Academy was judged to be Outstanding at its most recent Ofsted inspection in February 2019, designated as a teaching school in 2018 and is part of an aspirational Multi Academy Trust – The Gallery Trust, a community of special schools, dedicated to providing outstanding education and support for young people with special needs and disabilities, enabled through:
Commitment to special education
Opportunities for all to learn
Genuine respect and value
This year, perhaps the most exciting project in the academy’s history begins, our new academy buildings are being built, providing us with a brand new school. Work is expected to start in January 2019. We will of course keep you up-to-date with further information along this exciting journey.
We understand that students are able to give their best when their needs are met, when they feel safe and when they understand their relationships with others. When a student starts at our academy every effort is made to ensure that they maximise their progress, enjoy coming to school, make new friends and feel safe. They become part of our community but most importantly their family also becomes part of our community.
I look forward to seeing you at an event here at the academy in the future and celebrating the successes of our students, however in the meantime please feel free to contact the academy if you have any questions or need further support.
As always and especially during COVID-19 Childline are there to support you. This online, on the phone and any time. Click this link to go to their website or...
Work packs and home learning
Website links Take a look at the links below and see what you can achieve whilst the school is closed! https://www.khanacademy.orgEspecially good for maths and computing for all ages....
Our new school building contractors, Kier, entered Iffley Academy into a Hoarding Competition for the best decorated building site hoarding. We were delighted to be awarded the national runners...