Inclusion & Special Educational Needs
Our Acting SENDCO is
Mr Graham Redpath who can be contacted initially on :
In line with our Inclusion Policy, we will
provide equal opportunities for all pupils whatever their age,
gender, ethnicity, disability, attainment and background.
We are part of the SEND locality network for East Grinstead, which is known as "nest". We work collaboratively to meet the needs of our families and children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.
Information about the West Sussex Local Offer which provides access to services throughout the County is available on their dedicated website.
We maintain well established links with outside agencies, and continue to develop the expertise of the school learning team in order to ensure that the child’s needs are provided for. As a school we believe that all children have an entitlement to be included and access a broad and balanced curriculum.
Special Educational Needs
‘Special Needs’ can be defined as:
- Children with general learning difficulties
- Children with specific learning difficulties
- Children with physical disabilities
- Children with speech and language difficulties
- More able pupils
Our Aims and Objectives are:
- To offer full curriculum access to children with SEN
- To take account of the views of the child and the parent in addressing the needs of a child with SEN
- To monitor and review progress of individual children following school assessment systems
More Able Pupils
What do we mean by "more able"?
More able pupils are those children who achieve or who have the potential to achieve, well above the rest of their peer group.
Gifted refers to those who excel or are capable of excelling in academic subjects.
Talented refers to those pupils who may excel in areas of the curriculum such as games and PE, music and performing arts.
The school keeps a register of gifted and talented pupils which includes able pupils.
Our Able Pupil Programme seeks to identify children with a particular aptitude or interest in the areas taught in the school, and provide enrichment opportunities for them.