Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils. The curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
In Durham Gilesgate Primary School you will find that the vast majority of SEN pupils will be learning in class alongside their peers. Some children benefit from additional provision in class or out of class; this may be in small groups or individually.
In addition our school values and our approach to using Zones of Regulation for all children reinforces self-regulation, independence, confidence and self-belief.
Through our approach we enable all children to engage fully in all aspects of school life. To do this, we:
- Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in the school curriculum and all activities involved in the wider life of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement. We liaise with the children, parents/ carers and professionals from other agencies to ensure that we adapt activities as we strive to ensure maximum engagement and achievement for all of our children, particularly including those with SEND.
- Ensure every child has the entitlement to a sense of achievement by planning for and providing opportunities for all children to participate in activities where they are able to succeed. We celebrate this by consistently using rewards such as house points, certificates, etc.
- Ensure that children are rewarded, not just for high attainment but, for effort, progress, resilience, perseverance, determination and achieving the goals that children set for themselves. We have a school ethos where everybody celebrates the achievement of others.