What is the school's policy regarding equal opportunities?
The keynote of our school's equal opportunities policy is the development of the whole child for life ahead, maximising each child's opportunity irrespective of his/her race, gender, disability, to fulfil his/her potential.
How do we cater for a child who has special educational needs and disability (SEND)?
We are an inclusive school and believe that all children should be valued and treated with respect. The school uses its best endeavours to ensure that the provision for all its pupils is of the highest possible standard, whilst acknowledging that we are continually striving to improve our practice.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our younger pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn.
We understand that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term.
At Silkstone Common J & I School we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve his or her full potential in order to ensure a successful transition into adult life. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers and work to achieve this in variety of different ways.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Ros Davies.
Our SEN Governor is Mrs K Davies.
Please read our SEND offer information report for more information.
Please click on the link below to read information about the Local Authority SEND offer information report
Please see below SEN Responsibilities
Please see guide for parents and carers to explain SEND support in school