At Slindon Church of England Primary School we encourage all of our children to feel valued, happy and active members of the school community. We recognise that all staff share the responsibility for identifying and supporting children with SEND. In adopting a triangulated approach (e.g. children, parents/carers and teachers) we use our best endeavours to provide an inclusive learning environment, based on secure yet challenging learning opportunities for all.
The four guiding principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage underpin our school ethos. From the moment a pupil enters our school and throughout their time at Slindon Church of England Primary School, we ensure that:
- Every pupil is a unique pupil , who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
- All pupils learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
- All pupils learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers;
- All pupils develop and learn in different ways and at different rates including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
Inclusion involves change. It is an unending process of increasing learning and participation for all students. It is an ideal to which schools can aspire but which is never fully reached. But inclusion happens as soon as the process of increasing participation is started. An inclusive school is one that is on the move.
Booth, T and Ainscow, M (2002) Index for Inclusion: Developing Learning and Participation in Schools, Bristol: CSIE