Inclusion, Equality, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
St Paul’s is totally inclusive and welcomes all children.
Where a child has a recognised special need or disability, we will make all reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs in school.
Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all pupils in their class including pupils with SEND. Teachers will have high expectations of pupils with SEND and their rate of progress will be in line with expectations. The aspiration is that these pupils will make greater than expected progress in order to close the gap between themselves and their peers.
The Department for Education makes it clear in the SEND Code of Practice that SEND should not be regarded as sufficient explanation for low achievement, nor should there be an assumption that all children will progress at the same rate or that all children falling behind their peers have SEND.
Mrs Sarah Bramham is our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) and is always happy to discuss any SEND issues your child may have. Please contact Mrs Bramham on 01274 679183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurture and SEND
We also have a nurture space called the ‘RAINBOW ROOM’. Mr Daynes and Miss Moore support pupils of all ages who access this provision. Mrs Bramham is our SEND co-ordinator and is able to answer any of your questions or queries relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to :
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it .
At St.Paul's Primary School:
- We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully
- We want to make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone
- We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them the same We aim to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of:
- Their age
- A disability
- Their ethnicity, colour or national origin
- Their gender
- Their gender identity (they have reassigned or plan to reassign their gender)
- Their marital or civil partnership status
- Their being pregnant or having recently had a baby
- Their religion or belief
- Their sexual identity and orientation.
We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them to achieve and be successful
We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and are involved in our decisions
We welcome our duties:
- To promote community cohesion (under the Education and Inspections Act 2006)
- To eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations (under the Equality Act 2010) For more information, please contact Mrs Palmer Headteacher)
Inclusion, Equality & Diversity - Policy