Inclusion is about meeting the needs of all children, including those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, those with emotional and behavioural difficulties and those for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL).
We aim to ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced, rich and relevant curriculum, and all have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We provide induction, training, development and support to help our staff provide a quality first education for all children. We use differentiated tasks to ensure challenge and progression for all. We use cooperative learning structures in all classes, which encourage peer support between children with differing abilites.
Where our quality first education is not enough, we do whatever it takes to ensure every child receives the provision they require - for example providing interventions for individuals or small groups. We provide this as well as - not instead of - high quality, whole class teaching.
We aim to ensure a partnership between parents, children and staff, working together to agree the best way to meet our pupils' needs. We seek external advice where required, through a range of local support services and through our excellent network of other schools.
On our Policies Page you can access relevant policies including Accessibility and Equality Policy and our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy.
If you wish to talk to us about your child’s needs or provisions, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Claire Antrobus or Sally White, our Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs). You can contact our SENCOs via the School Office.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Providing for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a key part of a successful inclusive school. There is a shared expectation that all pupils regardless of their specific needs should be offered inclusive quality teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
The school may offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory and physical needs. Details of support available and processes relating to this can be found in the Churchfields SEND Information Report.
Our Special Education Needs Policy is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.
Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities may find the following guidance and information sources helpful:
We also have resources available for parents/carers to support SEND at home.
The ARC at Churchfields
At Churchfields we are incredibly proud of our Additionally Resourced Classes (ARC). We have provision for 18 children, split across 2 class groups and can offer places to children with an EHCP from Reception – Year 6.
The ARC is an integral part of the school and the children have access to the same opportunities as those in the mainstream. The children receive specialist art, computing and PE lessons and, where appropriate, specialist Spanish lessons too. Children in The ARC classes also benefit from an afternoon of Forest School every week led by our qualified Forest School Leader.