INCLUSION AND SEND
It is the policy at Rockliffe to endeavour to meet the needs of all children. Our aim is to provide a secure, safe, caring and learning focused environment where each child will be able to reach their full potential. We take into consideration the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of all our pupils.
We monitor each child’s progress and aim to work with parents and outside agencies to ensure that the level of achievement of the child is raised whatever their special needs may be.
Outside agencies we currently work with are:
- Educational Psychologist
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- STEPS – Support Team for Education in Primary Schools
- Counselling Services
- School Nurse
We are committed to creating the opportunities that will enable each child to succeed in reaching their targets.
We are equally committed in maintaining and developing the ethos of the school, which values every member of our community, and encourages each member to celebrate the achievements of all.
At Rockliffe we aim to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Children with special educational needs will be identified in collaboration with parents/carers and every effort will be made to support each child and family fully, according to their needs. We believe that it is part of the education of all children to learn to bear with the behaviours and needs of all, even if they appear different or disruptive, and to accept each other’s differences with respect.
It is the right of all children that all staff who work with them should be appropriately qualified and trained to meet their needs within organisations that cater for diversity.
We are committed to giving all our children and all our staff every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. This policy helps to ensure that this happens for all the members of our school regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, belief, physical need, attainment, background or emotional state.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Our school aims to be an inclusive school. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different groups of children within our school:
- girls and boys
- ethnic minority and travellers groups
- refugee and asylum seekers
- children who need support to learn English as an additional language
- children with special educational needs
- gifted and talented children
- any children who are at risk of exclusion
- any children who are at risk of disaffection from school life and or learning (i.e. being unable to participate fully)
All children with SEN will be fully included in the whole school and all the activities that are offered. Support provided for them will encourage independence and inclusion within their class and within the whole school. Whenever possible support will be provided in class.
SENCO, Zena Thomasi-Hyde
Telephone: 0208 854 4785
The Local Offer in Royal Greenwich
Royal Greenwich offers a specialist website for children and young people with special needs and disabilities and their families. Useful information on a range of topics can be found on the site including:
- Schools and educational help and support
- General information and sign posting about different disabilities/services
- Fun things to do
- Social Care
- Health Services
- Services for under 5's
- Getting prepared for adulthood
- Money advice and benefits
Please follow or click the link below to visit the Royal Greenwich Local Offer website at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/localoffer
For more details on The Local Offer in Royal Greenwich you can also contact the Families Information Service on 020 8921 6921 or email fis@royal greenwich.gov.uk
You can also access the Local Offer in all Royal Greenwich libraries and Children's Centres.