Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. Our philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil needs. We work hard to ensure all children are fully included in all activities within, and outside school, in order to promote the highest level of achievement.
At times, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match the curriculum to pupil ability, St Patrick’s continues to be committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles;
- Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension);
- Access to ICT;
- Additional in class support;
- Additional out of class support;
- Flexible groupings (including small group work/1:1 working);
- A creative approach to activities which links subjects and skills;
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions;
- Opportunity/space for quiet time;
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities;
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements;
- Maintaining a close working relationship between home and school.