Children with additional learning needs

Children with Additional Learning Needs

We aim for every child to reach their full potential and this inevitably means providing a varied and challenging curriculum for all, regardless of ability. Children who need additional help are, wherever possible given additional support. This may be within the classroom, using a differentiated approach or may involve withdrawing the child for individual or group tuition.

If a pupil holds a statement of special educational need, the school will ensure that the conditions of the statement are met. In addition, regular meetings will take place with parents including a formal annual review to ensure that the provision remains relevant.

The school’s Additional Needs co-ordinator (ALNco), co-ordinates and monitors the educational progress of pupils with additional learning needs, giving advice to class teachers and where appropriate, liaising with outside agencies. The  ALNco is available by appointment to parents who have concerns about their child. Parents may also view the schools ALN policy at any time.

Children with additional learning needs are admitted to the school using the same admissions criteria as other pupils and all pupils are treated equally, regardless of ability or disability. Strict adherence to our disability equality policy and action plan ensures that pupils with disabilities receive equality of opportunity in all school activities. Our action plan is regularly updated to ensure constant monitoring of our provision for pupils with disabilities.

The school also aims to meet the needs of “More Able and Talented” children by providing extension work that will challenge their academic ability. This may happen within the classroom or at the upper end of the school, through setting for core subjects.

All children are set challenging but realistic targets that are regularly reviewed.