As part of our commitment to help develop SMILERS who are healthy, happy and hungry to learn, we recognise the importance of emotional development for all areas of progress.
In order to support development of self-confidence and to allow children to make individualised progress all children follow the national curriculum at a level and pace appropriate to their ability. Modification to the curriculum may be implemented where it is felt necessary to ensure that the child can access academic work with appropriate challenge.
We take several steps in order to ensure that all children receive appropriately challenging work:
- Ensure that pupils have access to the school curriculum and school activities.
- Help pupils reach their full potential, despite any difficulty of disability they may have.
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of, respectful of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils. Teaching pupils in a way that is most appropriate to their needs.
- Pupils gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
- School staff work in partnership with parents/carers, pupils and external agencies to support children's educational needs and disabilities.
- Identify at the earliest opportunity, children that need support for their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional).
- Make suitable provision for children with SEND to support them to 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 level of achievement.
- Promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all ages ad ability levels.
- Give every child the opportunity to achieve success.
- Regularly review the SEN policy and practice to ensure it is fit for purpose.