“A friendly, creative environment for learning together”

Inclusion at Stannington Infant School

Stannington Infant School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all children in its care. We believe that children, including those identified as having special educational needs have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that all children should be equally valued in school and we strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop a creative environment in which all children can flourish and feel safe together.

Stannington Infant School is fully committed to inclusion. Part of the school’s improvement plan is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging to ensure that all learners feel included. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their learning styles, varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

Girls and boys
Minority and faith groups
Learners who need support to learn English as an additional language (EAL)
Learners with special educational needs or diasabilities
Those who are looked after by the Local Authority
Others such as those who are sick, those who are in families under stress

Our Special Educational Needs and Disablities Co-ordinator is

Mrs Rachel Billingsley