We are a fully inclusive school who cater for children with a range of special educational needs alongside mainstream children. We feel it is important that all children work together collaboratively to reach their best potential. There are many times when a child may need extra help or support during their time in school and we aim to identify, assess and provide for any needs which may arise.
We are fortunate to have a Special Needs Support Centre, which caters for up to seven children who have Special Educational Needs including physical disability. This is funded through additional funding by Surrey County Council.
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) will identify any additional support needed for children across the school, enabling appropriate support to be put in place when necessary. Parents and carers, the SENCO and class teacher will meet regularly to discuss this.
Support is given for range of needs and for a variety of purposes. For some children this may include specific classroom programmes formulated to give targeted additional help. For the more able child, we can extend their learning with specific challenge activities or for children who join us within our special needs support centre, extra curricular activities such as horse-riding helps to develop confidence and gross motor skills.
It is our policy that children from the Centre follow their education within a mainstream classroom and have additional support. The children are equal members of the class – and will be challenged and expected to follow the Golden Rules as any other child. All of the children follow the Foundation Stage or National Curriculum and our class teachers and SENCO will identify any additional support needed, so that we can provide an inclusive environment. Our inclusive philosophy ensures children are able to work together with others who have different strengths and needs to their own, and we see this as a great foundation for later life. It enriches the school life of all our children and gives them a more rounded view of their world.