Our school is dedicated to the implementation of an effective system for meeting the needs of all our pupils in accordance with our mission statement. We believe that all our children have a right to an education, which is appropriate to their individual needs.
We strive to ensure that all our children feel that they are a valued part of our school community. We are fully committed to the principle of inclusion. This is achieved by careful consideration of the needs of each child and by either modifying the environment, the activities or by providing support that will help the child to participate in them.
We use the Continuum of Support Framework set out by the Department of Education & Skills to identify and support children with additional needs. Like this framework, we recognise that special educational needs occur along a continuum, ranging from mild to severe, and from transient to long term and that pupils require different levels of support depending on their identified additional needs.
By using this framework, it helps us implement a staged approach to ensure that our support and interventions are incremental, moving from class-based interventions to more intensive and individualised support, and are informed by careful monitoring of progress. A committed and dedicated staff assisted by the Special Education Needs Team under the guidance of our Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator is central to ensuring that we all ‘work together so we may flourish as individuals’.
Mrs E. Graham (SENCO)
Mrs Graham can be contacted directly using the form below