We are committed to inclusion and all stakeholders have a shared vision and responsibility.
At Langton Green Primary School we endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion for all pupils whilst meeting their individual needs. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities for learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs as we believe that every child has a right to ‘be the best they can be’.
We use a range of specialised provision strategies to support pupils with Special Educational Needs, as well as our high-attaining pupils.
Special Education Needs (SEN) Provision
We are committed to inclusion. We endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all pupils whilst meeting their individual needs as learners.
What do we mean by Special Educational Needs?
Children have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for them. They may have:
- a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
- a disability that presents them from making full use of the educational facilities provided for children of the same school age.
They may have difficulty with one or more of the following:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
Physical and/or Sensory Needs
We know that children learn and develop in different ways so we use different teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work, along with many other approaches. This is called Quality First Teaching.
Disability Awareness Day
On the week beginning 13th June 2022 we held a disability awareness week. Our KS2 pupils had a special speaker that came in to discuss some of the difficulties he has had to overcome, this allowed the children to think about how they can support others in the community. All children had a go at blind football, Boccia and other paralympic style games outside. They also had a go at reading and writing Braille, which they found particularly difficult! Each year group also had a Makaton workshop where we all learnt the signs to the song 'Shotgun', see below.
On Wednesday 16th June 2021 we held a disability awareness day. Pupils took part in a range of activities to give an increased insight into what it is like living with a disability. We encouraged the pupils to think about how we can support others with different needs to our own both in the school and in the wider community.
Coffee Morning Handouts:
Policies and other documents
Kent County Council's SEND strategy SEND strategy - Kent County Council
The SEND Local Offer About the SEND local offer - Kent County Council
Information, advice and support for SEND Home | IASK
Information on SEND support groups, clubs and holiday activities Space 2 Be Me – Making a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families
Drop in for parents and carers of children/young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition Autism drop ins
Education Psychologist Educational Psychologist Consultation Line (free)
Place2Be Parenting Smart Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles
The Neurodiversity Charity - Understanding and Supporting My Child's ADHD
Provision for High Attaining Pupils at Langton Green School
We believe in the encouragement of excellence for all by fostering a stimulating and creative learning climate, enabling children to reach their full potential within the context of this school. When considering the full range of abilities within the classroom, we recognise that some children will show exceptional ability or potential.
We also recognise that not all children will be very able in all subjects, but may have a talent in one area. We are also alert to the need to access a wide range of intelligences when identifying those high attaining children. We aim to provide challenge for our students, and an inspiring education that skills them for life.
Use of questioning
Interactive teaching styles
Role and use of assessment
Challenge within subject areas
Out of Class Activities
Musical and sporting opportunities
Collaboration with other schools
Links with National Support Groups
Partnership with Parents