Our approach to teaching children & young people with SEN
Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
At St Joseph’s we pride ourselves on our inclusive practices and endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need. Through effective differentiation and quality first teaching we aim to ensure pupils follow Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum at a level and pace that is appropriate to their abilities.
Additional support and/or intervention may be put in place as needed but this is carefully planned to allow independence to be encouraged at all ages and ability levels. Our ethos supports children to develop confidence, improve self-esteem and promote enthusiasm in all pupils.
At St Joseph’s we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfill their potential no matter their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. To enable all pupils to access the curriculum and other opportunities during school life, we ensure barriers are overcome. This may include, for example, providing appropriate technology and resources to support pupils with sensory impairment, working with partner professionals to gain specialist advice and support on meeting individual needs and making physical adaptations to the classroom and wider school environment where necessary.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Mill Lane Gilesgate Durham DH1 2JQ