Bampton C of E Primary School and Nursery is a fully inclusive Primary School.
Special educational Needs
- We endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs.
- Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have a full access to the school curriculum.
- Special Educational Needs might be an explanation for delayed or lower attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others but it is not an excuse for lack of progress.
- English as an Additional Language (EAL) is not considered a Special Education Need. Differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided for children who are learning EAL as part of our provision for vulnerable learners.
- We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success.
- We strive to make a clear distinction between “underachievement” – often caused by a poor early experience of learning – and special educational needs.
- Some pupils in our school may be underachieving but will not necessarily have a special educational need. It is our responsibility to spot this quickly and ensure that appropriate interventions are put in place to help these pupils catch up.
- Other pupils will genuinely have special educational needs and this may lead to lower-attainment. It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils with special educational needs have the maximum opportunity to attain and achieve in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes, which address the root causes of any learning difficulty, are essential ingredients of success for these pupils. These will be provided, initially, through additional support funded from the devolved schools budget.
- We have a positive approach to ensuring equality, as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Our Equality Policy covers sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, those who are pregnant, and those undergoing or have under gone gender reassignment.
- Equality of opportunity is a fundamental right for all members of the Bampton C of E Primary School and Nursery community and we are committed to developing the potential of all people associated with the school. We aim to ensure that individual diversity is valued and that rights and beliefs are protected, respected and tolerated. In order to guarantee that this occurs, we must make it an integral part of our thoughts, words and deeds.
- Through on going education and training the school promotes a culture of respect for all, and strives to advance equality of opportunity for all. We promote equality by recognising and celebrating diversity and we create a school community that prepares our children for a life in a diverse society.
- Bampton CE Primary School and Nursery actively promotes good behaviour and discipline on the part of the whole school community and for securing an orderly and safe environment for pupils and staff in order to ensure that the curriculum is delivered and pupils are able to realise their full potential.
- We take a proactive approach to managing challenging behaviour and seek external support and training as appropriate. We work closely with families to ensure children are able to continue to attend school and learn effectively.
- Exclusion for extreme or repeated behaviours is taken as a last resort and every effort is made to maintain a positive relationship with the child and family.
- All advertisements for posts of regulated activity, paid or unpaid, will include the following statement:
“Bampton CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check”.
- It is expected that all vacant posts will usually be advertised externally so as to encourage as wide a field of potential candidates as possible. In certain circumstances there may be justification for an internal advertisement only but the rationale for this should be discussed with the ODST HR Advisor prior to advertising.