Detailed information regarding our provision for students with SEND can be found here. We hope parents of current and prospective students find this information helpful and we encourage all interested parties to contact the academy for more information.

In addition we offer the following provisions:

Social club

Every break time we open up our Elm room for students who prefer somewhere quieter to spend their break times. They have a free choice of many activities including: team games, ice-breakers, computers, quiet reading, and they can even do their homework in there.

Space club

Coming soon, we will have Space club, an after school club for students who want or need to improve their hand-eye coordination, gross motor and locomotor skills, and fine motor skills.

Space club will be fun and engaging using a range of play and sensory equipment including parachute games and team building games. These basic activities develop body management, balance, bodily co-ordination, strength, agility and confidence, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, fine motor control, accuracy, two handed coordination and manipulative strength.

Literacy support

We offer a wide range of literacy support across key stage 3 and 4. This takes the form of small group withdrawal programmes with our SEN team and access to a range of online resources and activities some of which can be accessed at home for further support and practice.

Some of the key packages and resources we use are: Sound Training for Reading, Lexia, and Speed up!

Please have a chat with one of our team for more details.

Small group work

Some of our students will take part in withdrawal intervention to complete tasks in small groups or even 121 with a member of the SEN team. We work really hard to make sure that each child is achieving their best and are not hindered by any learning needs. These sessions may include intensive literacy support using programmes such as Lifeboat and Toe by Toe.


All year groups have the opportunity to access handwriting support and this year we are using a programme called Speed up which aims to enable students to write clearly and quickly. We will accompany this with a range of Fine Motor skills activities to ensure these muscles are well developed and will enable success with the programme.

The Governing body accessibility plan can be found here.

SEND Coordinator:  Miss E Fenton



Latest Announcement

Ormiston Park Academy Announces New Principal

December 19th, 2019|

Ormiston Park Academy has today announced the appointment of a new Principal, Mr Mark Roessler.

Mr Roessler, who will take up the post in September 2020 at the start of the new academic year, is an extremely experienced principal, with over 23 years of school leadership and teaching experience.

Mark Roessler will take over from retiring Principal Huw Derrick, who has led the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), for more than 15 years.

During his headship, Mr Derrick led the academy on its journey to achieve a Good Ofsted rating in all categories in 2017, having previously been rated Requires Improvement and making it the school of choice in the local area.

An experienced school leader, Mr Roessler is currently serving as a Headteacher overseeing the development of a new all-through school in West Sussex. He previously held positions as Deputy Head and Assistant Head in schools in Croydon, where he worked for 16 years.

He also holds a professional qualification for school inspection and has been a serving Ofsted Inspector for five years, bringing understanding and experience of what makes an Outstanding school to the role. A family man, he has been married for 18 years to his wife Nikki, has twin teenage daughters who are currently in Year 11 and has a much-loved rescued greyhound.

Mr Derrick, alongside the Board of Governors, senior leadership team and OAT, will now be working closely with Mr Roessler to ensure a smooth transition at the start of the new academic year in September and to ensure that the academy continues to build on the strong foundations established.

Mark Roessler, incoming Principal at Ormiston Park Academy, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed Principal of Ormiston Park Academy and look forward to taking up the role in September 2020.

“I have a lifelong passion and drive for developing aspirational learners so that every child can secure the very best life chances possible. I believe that a strong culture and ethos that nurtures and develops children’s self-esteem and confidence in tandem with outstanding teaching and learning, will place Ormiston Park Academy as a beacon of excellence and the school of choice for the local community. I look forward to working with the students, staff, Governors, OAT and the whole school community to take the academy to new heights.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), said:

“We are pleased to be welcoming Mark Roessler to Ormiston Park Academy’s as its new Principal for next September. He has played an integral role in the leadership of a variety of school settings. We are confident that the experience and knowledge he will bring to the role will greatly benefit the academy and allow him to continue, and to build on the work of his predecessor.

“Mr Roessler shares our values and high expectations for Ormiston Park, and we look forward to working with him and the school community as the academy continues on its strong upward trajectory.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Huw Derrick once again for the tireless hard work, commitment and passion he has shown during his time at Park. We wish him all the best for his retirement.”


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