The law says that children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them." (1996 Education Act). Some children may have special educational needs for a relatively short time, others will have special educational needs right through their education.
The Governors and Staff of this school aim to provide a learning environment which excites, challenges and motivates each individual pupil. Some children find it harder to learn than other children of the same age. Children who are finding learning difficult are supported by their teachers, or with some extra help in school. Here at Fleet Infant school we provide a differentiated and inclusive curriculum which meets the needs of most children, including those with a special educational need or disability. We recognise that any pupil may have ‘special’ needs at some time during their school life. This school will ensure that all pupils enjoy a broad, balanced education which meets their individual needs, whether they are gifted and talented or have learning difficulties.
Special Needs Information Report
The Children and Families Bill (2013) requires Local Authorities to publish information on services and provision across education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with Special Educational (SEN). The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and carers to see more clearly what services are available for children with SEN in their area and how to access them.
Detailed below are the school's SEN Policy and our Special Educational Needs Information Report. When considering whether our school is the right place for your child please bear in mind that we have an open plan layout which may not be suitable for children with specific needs such as Autisitic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Hearing Impairment due to a lack of physical boundaries and increased auditory stimulation.
At Fleet Infant School all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the SENCo. We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Educational Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy (see below).
Contact our SENCo through coming in to school or via telephone.
SENCo : Mrs Monique Clark 01252 613582
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Fleet Infant School has a teacher who is responsible for children who are currently looked after and also children who are adopted from care. This teacher is Mrs Jane Beasley.