We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN:
At Cockfield Primary School 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.
We provide a curriculum for all children from the Early Years up to Year 6 – our curriculum follows the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum. It is based around a creative curriculum which follows the interests of the children and uses the expertise of our teachers.
The curriculum is all the planned activities and the incidental learning which takes place in order to promote independent learning, personal growth and development. We aim to give our children as many varied experiences as possible in order to enrich their lives. We are very proud of our creative curriculum and we place a huge emphasis on outdoor learning and the Arts.
Our curriculum also includes the social aspects of learning which children require to become well-rounded human beings. The Rights Respecting school award demonstrate that we have high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other. Cockfield Primary School was awarded ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted in May 2011. We continue to maintain high standards – we all believe that we need to constantly change what we offer children and improve the experiences they are given.
Our aim is that children will enjoy school and that all children will reach their full potential – taking into account their different starting points.
Adaptations are made to the curriculum depending on the needs of groups and individuals. Children with SEND may at times work in small groups/1.1 either in class/withdrawn working specifically on an identified area of difficulty e.g.
- Reading support
- Movement groups
- Fine motor skills group
- 1.1 target intervention/closing the gaps
- Heavily differentiated work within class
- Basic skills groups – children work in small groups following the Sounds write programme
- Speech intervention groups
We are committed to providing:
- A range of teaching and learning styles to suit individuals and groups
- Differentiated learning materials and resources
- Access to ICT and technology
- A high level of in class support
- A wide variety of enjoyable activities which support and enrich the curriculum
- Flexible groupings
- A creative curriculum which supports all children
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of constantly changing extra-curricular activities, 1.1 support and booster sessions
- Rigorous assessment procedures which emphasis pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement
- Access arrangements for KS2 tests when appropriate
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you ca find in the School Policies section of our website.