Approach to Curriculum in Relation to Pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disability
Within our academy we are inclusive and are always reviewing our curriculum provision and building environment to make sure we are meeting the needs of all pupils including equality of access for those who have a disability.
The admission of pupils with a disability is through our normal admission arrangements (as outlined in our admission policy) unless they have an EHCP and then it will be through a SEND consultation process. Once a place is agreed, and prior to entry, we will meet with the parents/carers to agree a care plan/ Individual education plan and where necessary a PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan).
Within our curriculum provision we have considered the range of differentiation, in terms of the support materials and physical resources, that will support the inclusion of all pupils particularly those that have a physical impairment. Examples of this can include providing reading materials in enlarged print, providing left handed tools, providing special adapted writing implements.
Through our PHSE scheme of work we regularly focus on key aspects of accepting and understanding difference to ensure that all of our pupils are treated with respect and consideration by all. This is also reiterated in our Equal Opportunities policy -pupils.
For those pupils that have a disability we will annually assess the learning environment of the classroom to ensure that the pupil is positioned in the best space and position to support their learning.
We will regularly review our access arrangements to all areas of the school site and this is included in our accessibility plan.
SEND Intent Statement
At Thurlby Community Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on being inclusive and will strive to support all children - regardless of their level of need. We recognise, reflect and celebrate the skills, talents and contributions of all our children, so that everyone feels happy, secure and knows that they are valued. We aim to ensure that our children celebrate diversity and respect the differences we see in others.