How does Greswold School promote inclusion for pupils with SEND?
At Greswold we are fully committed to being an inclusive community, providing the best educational experience as possible for all our children. Our class teachers has high expectations for every child in their class and plan their teaching based on what the children already know, can do and understand. They put in place a wide variety of teaching strategies and resources to ensure that every child is engaged in learning. Lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of every child in the class, and children given opportunities to work independently and collaboratively. Specific strategies are put in place for children who have additional needs, following guidance from the SENCo or other professionals involved with the child. Support staff are deployed strategically to provide support where it is most needed.
In addition, at Greswold we have developed other inclusive practices following advice and guidance from specialists. In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we have set up our small intervention groups called 'The Hive' and ‘The Den’ for our children with EHCPs and complex needs such as Autism. The aim is to provide an appropriate learning environment and the support required for learning, with the future intention of each child being able to return to their mainstream class if possible. In Key Stage 2 we have set up our nurturing environment, ‘The Nest’ for any children that require support with their social, emotional or mental health needs. The aim for this is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can relax, calm down, regulate themselves, receive any individual or group support that they need in order to allow them to be successful in their learning and everyday life.