Inclusion & Safeguarding

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

  • Martin Taylor - Assistant Headteacher

Our Inclusion Lead and SENDCo is:

  • Abby Griffin - Assistant Headteacher

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Jo Michel - Headteacher
  • Kirsty Tindall - Family Support Worker
  • Ellen Read - Management Team

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Inclusion Policy

We endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs.

Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have a full access to the school curriculum.

Special Educational Need might be an explanation for delayed or slower progress but is not an excuse, and we make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) is not considered a Special Education Need. Differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided for children who are learning EAL as part of our provision for vulnerable learners.

We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success.

We strive to make a clear distinction between “underachievement” – often caused by a poor early experience of learning - and special educational needs.

Some pupils in our school may be underachieving but will not necessarily have a special educational need. It is our responsibility to spot this quickly and ensure that appropriate interventions are put in place to help these pupils catch up.

Other pupils will genuinely have special educational needs and this may lead to lower-attainment (though not necessarily to under-achievement). It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils with special educational needs have the maximum opportunity to attain and make progress in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes, which address the root causes of any learning difficulty, are essential ingredients of success for these pupils. These will be provided, initially, through additional support funded from the devolved school's budget.

The safety and security of our pupils is paramount and the staff work hard to provide a healthy and secure learning environment for all pupils and staff. We work very closely with all external agencies to ensure that our children receive the care and support they need and we are proactive in reducing risks for our students, supporting them to live, learn and grow. We are all role models for our children and we take the responsibility of this very seriously. we will not tolerate any behaviour from children or adults that is not in keeping with our school ethos and values and we all know that we all need to play our part. The safeguarding of our children is everybody's responsibility. If you see something that concerns you, then please speak to a member of staff in school.