In line with the school’s focus on the skills and talents of every individual child, it is our responsibility to ensure that all individual needs are met in our school.

Alison Burholt is our academy's Inclusion Manager and within this role he is responsible for vulnerable pupils, pupils with Special Educational Needs, pupils for whom English is an Additional Language and those identified as Gifted and Talented.

We believe in inclusion and the right for every child to be challenged appropriately within their classroom, whatever their needs are. In some circumstances children will be withdrawn from their class for a particular intervention, but we generally believe that children should be in the learning environment with their peers.

Opportunities for every pupil

Every class teacher meets termly with our Inclusion Manager and SEND team to discuss any children in their class that they may be concerned about, ensuring appropriate interventions can put into place to provide additional support. We also have a robust and consistent approach for the identification, monitoring and provision for children identified as more able, gifted and talented. For pupils for whom English is an Additional Language, a range of strategies are put into place to support their learning, including a stimulating environment rich in visual clues and language. Lastly, for children who may be identified as vulnerable, we ensure an ongoing dialogue with parents.