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James Marks Academy

Aspirational for those with SEND

SEN Support

"We are passionate about providing the support required by all our young people so that they can realise their potential. We understand that each of our pupils has a unique profile and as such requires a unique approach."

 Hertfordshire pupils are referred to James Marks Academy by the Local Authority.

James Marks Academy considers each individual's Education, Health and Care Plan prior to a pupil starting. This enables the school to plan an appropriate transition and education/support plan, in partnership with parents. 

We plan every pupil's learning and development individually and offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is adapted to suit individual learning needs according to our pupils' talents and interests. Self-esteem is built up through the celebration of the pupils' successes 

At James Marks Academy, our pupils receive excellent support from the SENDCo, as well as from a team of experienced and well trained staff. Regular training (delivered in-house and through external professionals) ensures that colleagues keep up to date with developments in relation to supporting pupils with a variety of complex needs. Alongside this, we have a strong emphasis on a multi-agency approach, working together with outside agencies such as Speech and language, Occupational Therapy, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Tavistock, attendance team, Social Care and Voluntary Organisations.


‘Roman Fields is an extremely calm and supportive school. Teachers’ individual knowledge of each pupil means that they are able to adapt learning situations to enable all pupils to access their full potential. The bespoke package of teaching, with highly skilled teachers, enables pupils to make strong progress in their learning and to develop skills in a range of areas.’

‘Ofsted online surveys, Parent View, were all very complimentary. In the words of one parent: ‘the school has not only been the best possible place for my son, it has had a massively positive impact on our entire family and quality of life’


HAND SEND News is a free online newsletter for parents, carers of children and young people (0-25) with additional needs and disabilities and professionals working with those families.

It has information about free courses for parents and professionals, sources of advice, inclusive activities for children and much more.

Read all about it in the HAND SEND News:

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Roman Fields
11 Box Lane
Hemel Hempstead