Inclusion looks at the needs of all pupils including children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties, English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupils, and pupils considered to be working at greater depth.
At Shipham First School we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all children and adults, and strive to ensure that these values are at the heart of our Inclusion practices. We believe that an effective school is an inclusive school. We recognise the need to implement our ethos in the classroom and beyond to meet the needs of our children. We want them to be safe, achieve well, be healthy, enjoy life and grow up to be successful adults who will make a positive contribution to the society in which they live.
Our school welcomes all learners and is committed to providing them with the support and encouragement to succeed and reach the highest level of personal achievement. Where children have additional needs, steps will be taken to prevent these from becoming a barrier to learning. By this positive action, we believe all our children, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, special needs, attainment and background, will receive an equal opportunity to make progress and fulfil their potential.
We firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers. As an inclusive school we are committed to developing inclusive cultures, policies and practices. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children. We make this a reality through the attention that we pay to the different groups of children within our school.