HOW DO PUPILS WITH SEND ENGAGE WITH PUPILS WITHOUT SEND?
We are fully inclusive. Our inclusive ethos is summed up by the quote ‘Fair isn’t equal; Fair is when everyone gets what they need.’ This ethos allows our pupils (with and without SEND) to understand that the support that they need may not be the same as the support someone else receives and that is OK.
- Some children, who are unable to access a mainstream class, are part of our transition Cherry Tree Class to support their academic and social progress and wellbeing. These classes provide support for a small number of children where allowing them to access highly supported and differentiated work in order to meet social and academic needs in a way that is not possible in a class of 30. Children in these classes are either transitioning back to class with support or on to specialist provision. The Cherry Tree classes have been developed using advice from, and are supported by, speech and language therapists, EYFS SEND advisors, Eps and Communication and Autism advisory teachers. Children in these classes that are transition back into their mainstream class spend an increasing amount of time with their mainstream peers in order to build relationships and this is led by the needs of the child.