Inclusion and SEND
At Wolverton School we believe that all children are entitled to an education that enables them to achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.
Teachers should set high expectations for every pupil. They should plan stretching work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. They have an even greater obligation to plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A wide range of pupils have special educational needs, many of whom also have disabilities. Teachers must plan lessons so that these pupils can study every national curriculum subject. Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving.
Special Educational Needs
The school admits children irrespective of their educational abilities. We aim to identify any child with special needs at an early stage. The school is committed to provide a suitable curriculum for each pupil and to make available appropriate resources to support special needs. A variety of strategies may be used, including:
- support in mainstream lessons
- individual work programmes
- individual assistance from a teacher or teaching assistant
Children with special needs will be kept under review and parents informed of their progress.
When a child is subject to a formal Statement of Special Educational Need additional provision will be made accordingly.
When appropriate we will consult parents and may seek help from external support services such as the Educational Psychologist or the Learning and Behaviour support service.
Our SENCO is Mrs Pam Clinton
Our SEND Link Governor is Mrs Pippa Brook
Disability Discrimination Act
At Wolverton School we are committed to providing a fully accessible environment, as far as is reasonably practicable, which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
The school is working in liaison with the local authority in developing and implementing its accessibility plan.
The school aims to promote positive attitudes in children, staff, governors and parents so that children can fulfil their potential and make choices, free from expectations based on gender or role stereotyping. We seek to fulfil the aims of the school regardless of age, gender, ability (both academic and physical), ethnicity or background of the child. The school will liaise with the local authority when assessing the needs and providing for children admitted to the school with particular physical disabilities.