Calverton Primary School is a fully inclusive school and advocates the inclusive education policy of Newham Education Authority.
Inclusion looks at the needs of all pupils including children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties, EAL (English as and Additional Language) pupils, and pupils considered to be Gifted and Talented.
Calverton also has a resource provision for children with Autism –
At Calverton Primary School we follow the principles of Inclusion as laid down in the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs 2014, and which is fully endorsed by the London Borough of Newham.
• To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum
• All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally, and physically
• All teachers view themselves as teachers of pupils with special educational needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility
• All pupils with special educational needs should have their needs met
• Pupil’s special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom
• Pupil’s views should be sought and taken into account
• Parents/carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child’s education and therefore good home/school links are established
Pupils considered to have special educational needs will be put on the Code of Practice in consultation with parents/carers. They will be given an individual education plan (IEP) which will focus on addressing their particular area of need. The IEP’s are reviewed termly with the class teacher, SENDCo and where the need arises with parents/carers and key workers. The IEP’s are shared with the pupils so they have an understanding of what they are working towards. For more information see the Special Educational Needs Policy document.
If you wish to discuss any additional needs your child may have or learn more about our SEND provision please email our SENDCO team at email@example.com or telephone the school and ask to speak to our SENDCO, Mr. Wynne.
Working Together for Children and Families with SEND
Calverton Primary School is one of only four Resourced schools within Newham, which cater for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
At Calverton we aim to support our children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, by providing a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment in which to learn.
We have in place a range of strategies and methods to best support these children, and facilitate their learning both in and out of the classroom environment, to ensure their achieve to their potential.
At Calverton, we aim to make appropriate provision of teaching and resources for pupils with EAL and for raising achievement of ethnic minority groups who are at risk from underachieving. We will identify individual pupil’s needs, recognising skills they bring to our school and ensuring that they have equal access to the curriculum. By this we aim to ensure that all EAL pupils are able to understand English confidently and competently, use English as a means of learning across the curriculum and where appropriate, make use of their knowledge of other languages.
Providing for gifted and talented learners at Calverton is a matter of equity – as with all other pupils they have a right to an education that is suited to their needs and abilities, to allow them to fulfil their true potential. For Gifted and Talented pupils at Calverton we aim to stretch and challenge them both in and out of the classroom environment; and to ensure that there are opportunities to further their particular strengths and abilities outside of school.
• Resource Provision (separate page)
Calverton Primary’s Resource Provision for pupils with autism.
Calverton Primary is one of only three six resourced schools in the borough, focusing on delivering a specific educational programme for children identified with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Inclusion information can be found in the Learning Section of our website.
Calverton Primary School has 21 places for children with ASD under the Resource Provision umbrella, although there are other pupils in the school with a diagnosis of ASD. These children are part of their mainstream class and additional curriculum activities specific to the child’s needs are offered by a team of trained support staff and qualified teachers. Children work 1:1, in small group activities, and whole class lessons. They are able to access the national curriculum whilst their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) targets addresses their specific impairments.
Our Resource Provision autistic specialist teachers are Ms Burrows, Mr De Cunha.
All children have the right to access the same opportunities as their peers and benefit from the modelling that takes place in a mainstream setting.
• We provide high quality staff who are well trained to meet the exceptional needs of the children.
• We provide structures that help with the organisation and making sense of what can be a very confusing world, and carefully planned targets and activities to reduce anxiety.
• We provide a variety of learning environments to address the pupils’ very specific learning needs.
• We adopt a multidisciplinary approach that is informed by the principles of TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children), PEC’s (Picture Exchange Communication System), Core Vocabulary Boards (VB), TACPAC, intensive interaction and sign-along.
• We provide each child with SEND Targets that acknowledges and challenges the triad of impairments, setting out specific activities and interventions.
Parents and professionals are welcome to visit the school to see the provision offered to pupils with ASD.