Inclusion

Our vision is for individuals to become confident, enthusiastic learners and responsible citizens.

We are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to succeed and take account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and promote individuality irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter.

Aims and objectives

Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different groups of children within our school:

·             girls and boys;
·             minority ethnic and faith groups;
·             children who need support to learn English as an additional language;
·             children with special educational needs;
·             gifted and talented children;
·             children who are at risk of disaffection or exclusion;
·             travellers and asylum seekers;
·             vulnerable children

The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning a curriculum that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. We meet these needs through:

·             setting suitable learning challenges;
·             responding to children’s diverse learning needs;
·             overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils;
·             providing other curricular opportunities outside the National Curriculum to meet the needs of individuals or groups of children.

We achieve educational inclusion by continually reviewing what we do, through asking ourselves these key questions:

·             do all our children achieve their best?
·             are there differences in the achievement of different groups of children?
·             what are we doing for those children who we know are not achieving their best?
·             are our actions effective?
·             are we successful in promoting racial harmony and preparing pupils to live in a diverse society?