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Our Lady’s School is founded on faith in Jesus Christ and the life of the school community is centred on His presence.
At Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, every member of the school community is regarded as being of equal worth and importance. Inclusion recognises differences; meeting the needs of individuals and taking positive action, so that everyone has equal access to the educational opportunities offered by the school this includes regularly monitoring of individual progress and achievement.
We aim to achieve this through:
We will work towards this by:
Creating inclusive cultures through building a community ensuring that:
Establishing inclusive values ensuring that:
there are high expectations for all children
staff, governors, children and parents share a belief in inclusion
children are equally valued
staff and children are seen as individuals
staff seek to remove all barriers to learning and participation in school
the school strives to remove all discriminatory practices
supportive friendships are actively encouraged.
Producing inclusive POLICIES through developing a school for all will ensure that:
staff appointments and promotions are fair
all new staff are helped to settle into the school
the school seeks to admit and retain all children from its community
the school seeks to make its buildings physically accessible to all people
all new children are helped to feel settled
parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the school.
Organising support for diversity ensures that:
all children have access to appropriate support
all forms of support is co-ordinated
staff development activities help staff to respond positively to diversity amongst children
the SEN policy is an inclusive policy (See SEN Policy)
the SEN Code of Practice (2014) is used to reduce barriers to learning and participation for all children
pastoral and behaviour support policies are linked to curriculum development and learning support policies
barriers to attendance will be reduced
the school actively works to eliminate bullying
support for those learning English as an additional language (EAL) will be co-ordinated with learning support.
Evolving inclusive PRACTICES through orchestrating learning ensuring that:
learning is responsive to diversity amongst children
learning is accessible to all children
learning develops an understanding of difference
children are actively involved in their own learning
children are encouraged to learn collaboratively
assessment encourages and recognises the achievement of allchildren
classroom rules are based on mutual respect
practitioners plan, review and teach in partnership with their colleagues, pupils and parents
practitioners support the learning and participation of all children
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) support the learning and participation of all children
parents are encouraged to work in partnership with the school to support the learning and participation of all children
homework contributes to the learning of all
all children have access to all learning activities outside the classroom as well as access to extra curricular activities
all children are given access to an assessment system that is able to demonstrate their progress and achievements.
School resources are distributed to support inclusion.
Community resources are identified and support or other resources utilised.
Staff expertise should be fully utilised.
Diversity amongst children and families should be used as a resource for teaching and learning.
Staff should develop resources to support learning and participation.