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Adapting the Curriculum

Our approach to teaching children and young people with SEN


Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.


The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth, and the development of independence.


We pride ourselves on being very inclusive and will endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need.  All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace that is appropriate to their abilities. By encouraging independence at all age and ability levels we endeavour to develop confidence, improve self-esteem and promote enthusiasm in all our pupils.

We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN:


  • Use a range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials.
  • Access to ICT and Technology
  • Provide additional in-class support
  • Provide additional out-of-class support
  • Provide enrichment and enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
  • Use flexible groupings – including small group work and intervention
  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
  • Give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
  • Regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.