We value each and every child in our school regardless of their sex, race, ability or background.
We aim to ensure that all have access to the National Curriculum and equal access to the resources and opportunities available at Thomas Eaton. We have clear identification and assessment procedures that enable us to identify pupils with special needs. For these pupils we develop individual programmes, monitor progress and receive help and advice from supporting agencies. Parents are informed termly of their child’s progress and are encouraged to be active participants in the process.
We aim to prevent disabled pupils in our school being placed at a substantial disadvantage. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with a disability are not treated differently without lawful justification. We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and we will know we have succeeded when disabled pupils are participating fully in school life.
In order for effective partnership working between home and school to take place, we anticipate that parents will want to:
- Inform the school at the earliest opportunity if their child has a disability and the exact nature of it.
- Provide the information the school needs to plan effectively for the child to be a full member of the school community.
- Acknowledge that when deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable, one of the factors the Headteacher must consider is the effect of the proposed change on all members of the school community.
- Recognise the importance of school and home working in partnership.