An Inclusive Approach to Education
Our approach to the curriculum is to provide the highest quality provision, in all subjects, to inspire all our pupils to achieve their full potential and develop into knowledgeable, compassionate and forward thinking citizens. At Clanfield Church of England Primary School we hold our pupils' holistic development in the same high regard as their academic attainment and achievements. We value the well-being and personal development of each individual pupil and member of staff, and aim to provide a curriculum in which each member of our school family can thrive.
We are an inclusive mainstream LEA Church of England Primary School that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014).
The SENDCo, Mrs K. Smith, can be contacted via the school office on 01367 810257 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families who have concerns about their children are encouraged to speak to their child’s class teacher, who will then pass this information onto the SENDCo. The SENDCo will also meet with parents, via prior appointment. These can be made through the school office.
Our staff receive training and all of our teachers hold Qualified Teaching Status. The SENDCo, Mrs K Smith, has gained the National SENDCo Award.
Teachers are supported in catering for learners who may have difficulties with:
● Cognition and Learning
● Communication and Interaction
● Social, Emotional and Mental Health
● Sensory and/or Physical Needs
As well as having a NASENDCo qualified SENDCo, we also have staff that will have additional training in the following areas:
● Autistic Spectrum Disorder
We aim to ensure that all staff working with learners who have SEND possesses a working knowledge of the difficulty to help them in supporting access to the mainstream curriculum.
We will make reasonable adjustments to our practices in order to comply with the Equality Act (2010).
SUPPORT FOR IMPROVING EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
As a school we focus on 5 strands of development:
- Ethical Citizenship
- Inner Curriculum
- Attitudes and Skills for Life
- Self - Expression
We believe these strands help us to focus on both academic, but equally as important, the holistic development of our pupils. Including all pupils in activities to develop these strands within the curriculum endeavors to develop positive mental health and wellbeing.
Anti-bullying and E-Safety lessons are taught, as relevant to the children’s age and we are developing a new robust PSHE Curriculum in line with the 2020 Statutory Curriculum, again, to support the emotional and social wellbeing of all our pupils.
We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying in the school which addresses the causes of bullying as well as dealing with negative behaviours. If parents have concerns, in the first instance they can talk with the class teacher. In addition, we have a pupil led anti-bullying ambassador team within the school. Our Co-Head, Mrs Smith, has also attended training on ‘Learn Quality, Live Equal,’ an initiative aimed at tackling homophoic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying.
A link to the Oxfordshire Local Offer is available here: