At St. Stephen’s, we make sure that our curriculum and learning environment are tailored to meet the needs of all our pupils in school, recognising that all children are individual, unique and have a right to high quality learning experiences. We ensure that we make learning accessible to all children in a number of ways; this includes, differentiating tasks, teacher’s use a variety of teaching methods, using practical tasks or alternative methods of recording ideas. When required, we deploy adults to work specifically with children and select specific learning experiences which are carefully planned to best meet individual needs. This may include delivering specialist programmes recommended by outside agencies or and intervention strategies which support children in acquiring and developing English and Maths skills.
We strive to ensure that our curriculum is meaningful, stimulating and challenging for all pupils and actively seek to make learning experiences throughout school creative, inspiring and engaging for everyone. This includes ensuring that a broad programme of extra-curricular activities are offered to all pupils in school. We do our utmost to support our children and their families and have a robust and committed policy towards pastoral support and supporting the emotional well being of our children. This may include working directly with families, liaising with external agencies, such as our Parent Support Advisor, health and social care professionals.
We adapt our curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN in a variety of ways:
- Social skills groups
- Emotional resilience groups
- Appropriate toileting and accessibility facilities (when required)
- Personalised Evacuation Plans for children (when required)
- Use of Assistive Technology to support access to the curriculum
- Purchasing of resources to support access to the curriculum
- Access arrangements for National Tests
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you ca find in the School Policies section of our website.