Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
At St Mary’s RC Primary School, we:
- Understand that all children are unique and have many gifts from God which should be celebrated
- Understand that parents are the experts of their children and work in close partnership to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities
- Work in partnership with pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities
- Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities
- Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs
- Enable pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem
- Identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
- Make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum
- Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement
- Promote self- worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels
- Give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
- Regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice