INCLUSION

Inclusion at Brampton Primary School

Brampton Primary School is a fully inclusive school and follows the inclusive education policy of the local authority. Inclusion ensures that the curriculum provided meets the needs of all pupils including children with complex learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties, EAL (English as and Additional Language) pupils, and pupils considered to be Gifted and Talented. Brampton now has a resource provision for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

Principles

At Brampton Primary School we follow the principles of inclusion as laid down in the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs 2012, which is fully endorsed by the London Borough of Newham.

  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically as well as socially, morally, spiritually and culturally,.
  • All pupils with special educational needs will have their needs met.
  • Pupil's special educational needs will normally be met within the mainstream classroom, whilst recognising that on occasions, needs may be best met in an alternative, specialist provision within the school.
  • Pupil's views will be sought and taken into account.

Parents/carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child's education and therefore good home/school links are established.

Special Educational Needs

Pupils assessed as having special educational needs will be put on the Code of Practice in consultation with parents/carers. They will be given an individual education plan (IEP) which will highlight their main area of need and the targets/actions to support them in making progress. IEP's are reviewed termly through a person-centred approach involving all the significant adults in the child’s life. IEP's are shared with pupils so they understand what they are working towards and what they need to do to be successful.

Autism

Although Brampton Primary School does not have a resource provision for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) we recognise that children will enter our school with autism. The school will, through liaison with parents and external advisers, develop a personal plan of support for children with ASD. Class teachers and learning support assistants will receive training to support them in providing an environment that is supportive and enabling.

EAL (English as an Additional Language)

At Brampton, we aim to make appropriate provision of teaching and resources for pupils with EAL and for raising achievement of ethnic minority groups who are at risk from underachieving. We will identify individual pupil's needs, recognising skills they bring to our school and ensuring that they have equal access to the curriculum. By this we aim to ensure that all EAL pupils are able to understand English confidently and competently, use English as a means of learning across the curriculum and where appropriate, make use for their knowledge of other languages. Quality first teaching with planned opportunities for speaking and listening will form a key part of the provision along with support from the school’s EAL coordinator.

EBD (Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties)

At Brampton, we aim to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, by providing a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment in which to learn.
We have in place a range of strategies and methods to best support these children, and facilitate their learning both in and out of the classroom environment, to ensure they achieve to their potential. The school’s pastoral support officer will liaise with parents and teachers to facilitate a plan that will build on the child’s strengths and support them in managing any emotional and behavioural difficulties they may be experiencing.

Gifted and Talented

Brampton is keen to promote the learning, achievement and skills of children who have been assessed as being gifted and talented, whether academically or through the arts or sports.

Quality first teaching is key to providing the challenge necessary to move children who are academically gifted and regular assessments in class are essential for knowing the next steps in all children’s learning.

Outside the classroom, children participate in a range of activities, projects and clubs. The school works in partnership with Brampton Manor Academy to develop higher level science and maths skills in Year 6. Children in Year 5 are working with pupils from other local primary schools in developing literacy skills on ‘The Bronte Project’ and children from across key stage 2 are taking part in the ‘Spelling Bee’ competition with pupils from across the borough. A range of after-school clubs provide opportunities for children with talent to further develop their skills.