This is genuinely a school in which ‘Every Child Matters’ and which is truly inclusive in its philosophy and practice.
The school works within the guidance issued by the Education Department.
- to identify, as soon as possible, all children with additional needs, whether academic, physical, social, cultural or emotional.
- to assess children’s needs, with specialist advice where necessary
- to set appropriate goals and support for each child
Staff work closely with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, and keep detailed records for each child. Most pupils achieve their goals and develop their self-confidence. Parents are closely involved and their views are carefully considered at all stages.
Class work is differentiated to meet the needs of all children, ensuring that pupils with high ability are stimulated and challenged.
The school has a number of experienced Learning Support Assistants who are well trained. They work alongside teachers to provide opportunities for more able pupils, and to develop and enhance the learning of other groups of children within the class. They also assist in supporting those children who need to develop their social skills, both at lunchtime and in the classroom.
We recognise that all children are individuals, and we strive to include all and provide for their needs.
If you wish to discuss any issues please contact our SENCO Ms Karen Helliwell.
Telephone: 01604 752283
If there are any complaints relating to the provision for children with SEN or EAL these will be dealt with in the first instance by the class teacher and SENCO, then, if unresolved, by head teacher. The governor with specific responsibility for SEN/inclusion may be involved if necessary. In the case of an unresolved complaint the issue might be referred to the multi-professional Local Operational Team.