We are an inclusive school which strives to create a challenging learning environment in which every child matters. We promote an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance, respect for effort and achievements with sensitivity to the individual needs of all children. Every teacher is a teacher of children with special educational needs.
We believe that early identification and intervention are paramount in supporting a child’s special educational needs and to this end we set individual targets and strategies to address their difficulties. These targets are reviewed regularly with parents and relevant staff in line with our Special Educational Needs Policy. We work closely with many outside agencies to address the needs of children including those with sensory impairments, speech and language, motor co-ordination, learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
In addition to individual targeted intervention, the school has piloted and continues to run many programmes of support including our successful Nurture Groups to include those with social communication difficulties in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 2, we have run two successful Resilience Groups which we aim to continue next year.
In September 2008, we opened our Topaz Provision for up to eight children who have a diagnosis of high-functioning autistic spectrum disorder.
In September 2018, we opened our Little Topaz Provision for up to six children in Key Stage One who have a diagnosis of high-functioning autistic spectrum disorder.
You are the expert about your child and if you are concerned that he or she has special educational needs, we encourage you to come and share your concerns with the class teacher. Similarly, if we identify difficulties, we will want to discuss them with you and our Inclusion Leader as soon as possible so that we can act together to respond to the needs of your child.
To view the Inclusion Policy please visit the policies section.
SEND Local Offer
For more information on our local offer please visit our dedicated page.