SEND and Inclusion
At TEACH, we have high aspirations for all the children identified as having SEND in our schools no matter what their needs or abilities. We are an inclusive Trust and we actively try to remove any barriers to learning and participation that may disadvantage individual or groups of children. We aspire to ensure all children are part of a fully inclusive environment and actively strive to advance the equality opportunities for every single child.
With the support of the Inclusion Leader, our staff will identify areas of need and implement personalised provision, as well as provide access to and progression within the curriculum for all children. We offer a broad curriculum that is engaging, involving and appropriately differentiated. Our teachers plan and implement ‘ways in’ across all subjects, so that all children can access the key learning in every lesson.
The Inclusion Leader is responsible for ensuring any child needing extra support is identified, developed and closely monitored. Teachers, with the support of the Inclusion Leader, will set individual targets that are short term and clearly achievable, and these are shared with children and parents/carers as part of an Assess, Plan, Do , Review monitoring cycle. Parents and carers are always kept fully informed so that they can support their child at home.
We are fortunate to have an trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant in each school, who can offer a counselling programme to students to support with anxieties or during times of distress. They also can offer programmes to support pupils with their emotions, social skills and friendships.
For pupils that find the playground or hall too overwhelming at break and lunchtimes we have our Pastoral Care Rooms where pupils can eat their lunch under the supervision of the Pastoral Care Worker or one of our dedicated SENTAs. This facility is also there to support pupils that have medical needs or injuries. The Inclusion Leader and the Pastoral Care Worker in each school will always work closely with parents/carers to ensure the wellbeing of the children. Together, we strive to ensure that all the children achieve their best and become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.