Special Educational Needs
We have developed a whole-school policy for children with ‘special needs,' in which a climate of acceptance and encouragement is fostered, where each child is valued as is their contribution to the life of the school. The needs of these children, when identified, will be catered for by provision from within the school, or from attendance at a unit or centre if this is felt to be advisable.
It has been established that, in general one in five children will have special educational needs at some time in their school life. The extent of the special needs that exist will of course vary from child to child and we will contact any parent whose child has, in our opinion, a special educational need, to discuss the matter with them.
It is a shared responsibility of the whole staff to plan and give access to the National Curriculum so that the needs of all our children are met.
Our aim is to encourage each child to reach their full potential intellectually, physically, spiritually, aesthetically, socially and emotionally and we recognise that parents have a vital role to play in supporting their child’s education.
We are aware of the importance of giving all children equality of opportunity and the culture, practice, management and deployment of resources within our school are designed to ensure that all children’s needs are met.
We acknowledge that people who are defined as having rights under the Disability Discrimination Act have a wide range of potential needs and requirements including children with mobility impairments, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, epilepsy, Aids, asthma and progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis. When necessary we endeavour to adapt our practices to enable such pupils’ access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
Our Special Educational Needs Policy gives full information on how, as a school, we realise these aims.
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