Diversity and Inclusion
Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND):
In our school we support physical, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. Working with the health and social services we support children and their families. We identify areas of difficulty for some of our pupils that can be described as significant in comparison with other pupils. The teacher or teaching assistant will carry out the differentiated support as identified in the Pupil Passport that is drawn up in consultation with the school Special Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Each child is carefully assessed on entering the school and we regularly monitor and review progress to ensure appropriate access to the National Curriculum.
Provision for More Able Children:
As the curriculum is differentiated for pupils with special needs this may also mean the creation of more challenging activities for pupils with a gift or talent. Many children within the school are very able and each teacher is responsible for monitoring their progress. Whilst they follow the same basic curriculum, extension work is provided within the classrooms.
EAL – English as an Additional Language:
Sandfield is a multi-cultural school with nearly 30 languages currently spoken. This provides a huge wealth of cultural experiences and a challenge to make the curriculum relevant to all. The class teacher monitors the children’s progress with the curriculum and learning to assess if there are any difficulties. If it is appropriate the child will receive an additional support programme, which takes place during lessons and in the child’s class. Our website is also available in many languages at the click of a button.