Support & Welfare
Equality of Opportunity
Our Language and Communication Policy is that staff should always sign, to ensure equal access for all the children and adults. Children from ethnic minority backgrounds, where English is not the first family language, are given extra support by staff. If your family needs an interpreter for meetings at the school, we do our best to provide one for you.
We use various methods to encourage good behaviour and good patterns of learning. We always inform parents of any unacceptable behaviour from their child and will ask them to come in for a meeting if this continues. We do not tolerate bullying or harassment and treat this very seriously. For more information you can request a copy of our Behaviour Policy.
British Values & Preventing Radicalisation
Our school has a safeguarding duty to promote British values in order to counter the extremist narrative that our children may be exposed to through social and other media and prevent them from being radicalised and drawn into terrorism. Our children are taught about the importance of respect and tolerance towards other cultures and their religions though our RE curriculum and Collective Worship. Our PSHE programme supports their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and encourages them to value and respect diversity and understand equality. KS2 pupils are engaged in workshops to alert them to the dangers and risks associated with radicalisation and how to keep themselves safe. They are also taught respect for democracy and provided with opportunities to participate in democratic processes. All children are taught what is right and wrong and are encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in our school locality and to society more widely.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Children may have additional needs to their deafness, such as emotional, behavioural, visual, physical or learning difficulties, which can be met through a specialised curriculum. For all children we complete a Provision Map to identify intervention needs and set and review targets. EHCP/Annual Review meetings are carried out according to the Code of Practice and parents are expected to be involved int his process.
We support you and your child through the transfer to secondary school. Parents are expected to visit several secondary schools so that they can choose the best school for their child.