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 Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
St. Mary’s RCVA Primary School is a place where inclusion, pupil voice and respect are valued.
Our school aims to provide all children with a well-planned and balanced education taking full account of National Curriculum Statutory requirements. Within the bounds of this we also provide for individual children’s special needs which may require more challenging work or additional help and support. We are a Level 2 RRS school which recognises the rights of all children to education and we place these rights at the heart of our planning, policies and practice. The school has a Rights Respecting Ethos, where children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.
We provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities individualised to their personal needs and interests. These are carried out on an assess, plan, do, review cycle. Small, achievable targets are set for each child to allow for success and to build self-esteem and confidence. Parents are closely involved in the education of their child and are consulted about their provision
At each stage of a child’s education, intervention work is planned for and delivered to cover any ‘gaps’ in the children’s learning. Differentiated activities are then created, along with any additional equipment that may need to be arranged in order to help children achieve their goals.
Independence is encouraged at all ages and ability levels, through providing children with small, achievable targets that children are aware of. An appropriate level of challenge is created and children are encouraged to use a ‘have a go’ attitude and develop resilience when attempting these challenges. There are lots of opportunities for group work and problem solving activities to promote independence and peer-work and support.
Children are encouraged to talk and are listened to. Mutual respect is shown and actively encouraged through the promotion of our RRS ethos.
You can access much more information about our curriculum including teaching and learning via our website.