Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy
At Sandridge we are committed to Quality First Teaching (QFT). QFT is an on-going school priority which ensures that all teaching is good or better throughout the school. QFT is inclusive teaching with embedded assessment for learning and is the starting point within the teaching and learning practice at Sandridge. QFT is highlighted in the School Self Evaluation, School Development, and the yearly RAAP plan (Raising attainment and accelerating progress) it is also the key element in the Teaching and Learning Policy. This school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum skills objectives are the starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children experience particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning.
These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs. Teachers take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.
Children may have special educational needs either throughout, or at any time during, their school career. This policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.