At Yohden Primary School we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND to ensure they can access the full curriculum.
We believe that inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities and educational visits to enrich the experiences of all our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning, personal growth and development of independence.
Some of the actions we may take to achieve this are:
- Modify the curriculum to meet individual needs through clear differentiation, differing levels of support and resources.
- Ensure teaching and support staff are aware and sensitive to the needs of all children.
- To enable children to access experiences and learning that will develop their interests as well as they academic progress ie sporting clubs.
- To provide spaces/areas around school for children to access when they need time to calm.
- To provide children with individualised timetables to support their needs.
- Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
At Yohden Primary School we do our best to ensure that all children are offered the opportunity to participate in activities outside the classroom and extra-curricular activities. We ensure that reasonable adjustments are made to enable children with SEND to access a full curriculum and to enrich the experiences of all pupils. We are prepared to seek advice, resources, equipment and training in order to provide high quality experiences for our children. Many settings offer support and advice in meeting the needs of children with SEND and offer specific risk assessments which are sent to the school prior to school outings or visits. As a school, we ensure that suitable and accessible transport is provided and that comprehensive risk assessments cover travel arrangements to ensure that all children are safe during excursions.
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan, which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
Most children and young people in mainstream schools will have their special educational needs met through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching.