Belvoirdale Primary School is committed to providing high-quality education to all the children that we serve in our community. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, they also have the right to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We believe that all children should be equally valued at school. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.
Belvoirdale Primary School is committed to inclusion. Part of the school's strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include and value all learners. We strive to engender a sense of community and belonging.
This does not mean that we treat all learners in the same way but we respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experience and needs.
We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for, and the acievements of, different groups of learners including:
Our SEN policy describes the way we meet the needs of the children who are experiencing barriers to their learning, this may relate to sensory or physical impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development, or may relate to factors in their environment they experience at school.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. At Belvoirdale Primary School we aim to identify needs as they arise and provide teaching strategies and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her potential.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs. Gilbert who also takes the lead role in relation to inclusion, and is a member of the Senior Management Team.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor is Mr. Ian Harris.
Arrangements for co-ordinating SEND provision:
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