At Our Lady Star of the Sea we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning.
- YR/Y1 Curriculum Map 2019/20
- Y2/Y3 Curriculum Map 2019/20
- Y3/Y4 Curriculum Map 2019/20
- Y5/Y6 Curriculum Map 2019/20
Please see the curriculum in action in the Classes section of our website.
We follow ‘Come and See’ which is the Catholic Primary Religious Education programme for Foundation and Key Stages 1 and 2.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Monitoring Progress of Children with SEN
Each class in our school is led by Class Teachers and are supported by Teaching Assistants. Children are also given one -to -one withdrawn support working on individual programmes. SEND children are observed and monitored closely and staff work along side parents/carers to support each child and maximize their success and achievements. All information gathered relating to the progress of individuals will be used to engage the child fully in the curriculum. It will also give staff the opportunity to deliver a creative curriculum suitable to the specific needs of the children.
Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum we remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles.
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology.
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work.
- An innovative and supportive curriculum.
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions.
- Access to specific equipment needed to support in and out of the classroom.
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including , one to one support and booster/extension sessions.
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements.
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.
We are a very well resourced school with a large number of staff who are available to support you and your child throughout their time with us. Our staff have a wealth of experience and have supported children with complex needs.
Our SENCO works in close partnership with all support staff and together they support both staff and children by reviewing training and qualification opportunities if required. This ensures that teaching styles and classroom methods enable SEND children maximum access to the EYFS / Primary curriculum.
As a team we continually support each other and share expertise to ensure we are supporting children with a range of needs reach their full potential.
We aim to support and develop skills which will allow your child to succeed in all aspects of life.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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