At St Joseph’s RC Primary School we welcome everybody into our school community and we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil and adult in our school family to fulfil their full potential no matter what their background or personal circumstances. This belief stems from a desire for our whole school community to have a love of learning which is based on the gospel values of respect, tolerance and understanding for all. This will allow pupils and adults alike to contribute fully to the life of the school, the parish and the local community. We strive to nurture educational development by motivating and inspiring all, while developing a strong team spirit which is based on the catholic ethos as well as spiritual and moral development. In order to achieve this we will:
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children and adults are valued as being unique and are given the confidence to flourish and the self-esteem to blossom.
- Recognise that the education of all children is achieved through building and nurturing strong partnerships between the home, the school and the local parish Community.
- Where necessary external agencies external agencies will contribute to this partnership offering expert advice.
- To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
- Provide all pupils full access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
- By offering suitable provision for children with SEND, we will encourage them to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes.
- Promote a love of learning amongst all pupils where any sense of achievement is the ultimate goal.
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and are sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
- We use a variety of teaching styles in all our classes building around the three main areas of learning – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic
- Be committed to improving our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
- Ensure that inclusion is a thread that runs through the heart of our school.
- Review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.