Special Educational Need and Disability
Every child at some point in their school life requires extra support, care and attention. Each situation requires special attention, with the class teacher initially analysing and assessing the pupil, assisted by the Inclusion Manager if necessary.
An intervention programme of learning or behaviour activities related to those additional needs is drawn up and put into action in either the classroom setting or in the school as a whole, i.e. the playground.
If the child’s needs cannot be met within the school’s own resources, the Inclusion Manager will involve outside agencies for support and advice, such as Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. In all aspects of Special Needs our partnership with parents, for the good of all our pupils, plays a crucial role. We encourage parents to contact their child’s teacher if they have any concerns about their child.
The school also aims to recognise all children’s gifts and talents, our able pupils are recognised as having special educational needs. In the areas of the curriculum where they demonstrate a high level of ability they will be recognised and given the opportunity to take part in a programme to support their learning/enjoyment in that area to further meet their individual needs.