Harlow school rewarded for work with special needs children

Burnt Mill sports leaders pictured at the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

BURNT MILL Academy has been rewarded for its work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

A team of students has taken up the role of sports leaders at the school, to help run sessions and assist pupils in PE lessons.

Burnt Mill Academy holds inclusive PE sessions for primary school pupils with special needs, who may otherwise struggle to access the curriculum.

As a result of their hard work, the students have been asked to attend and help out at various events around the county, hosted by the Panathlon charity, which organises events for disabled children around the world.

The school has been named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Jack Petchey Panathlon Achievement Awards for the sports leaders’ work in leadership.

Phil Dawes, director of PE across the BMAT (Burnt Mill Academy Trust) schools, received the award alongside sports leaders Olivia Tyne and Shaun Amankwaa.

Mr Dawes said, “I have been really impressed with our sports leaders and the work they have been doing with children with SEND. They are so empathetic with the children they work with and have established a great rapport them.”

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