Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
- At Burnhope Primary School we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive education for all pupils and endeavour to support every child regardless of their need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum at a pace which is appropriate for them and where necessary we implement changes and adaptations to make it accessible for all. This can include differentiating resources; enlarging print; coloured overlays in reading; tasks broken down into more manageable steps for some pupils as well as using the outdoors in which to deliver the curriculum. Independence is always encouraged and work is matched closely to the needs of the children in order for them to achieve and be successful. Quality First Teaching is paramount to children’s success in the classroom.
- Our school develops confidence and self-esteem in all pupils. Achievements are celebrated in a weekly assembly and this is for progress and achievement as well as attainment. Through our OPAL school programme, children are happy at play times and lunch times and there is a purpose to their play. Friendships are developing through a shared love of social times of the day. The children work together, developing and extending play.
- At Burnhope Primary school we also pride ourselves in the skill set of our staff. Many members of our team are trained in a range of intervention types to help aid and challenge our pupils in learning. A number of our staff are trained in delivering high quality interventions such as Lego Therapy, Relax Kids, Read Write Inc and Connecting with Children. At Burnhope Primary school we recognise the need of all learners and ensure our staff are trained in order to provide the must suitable level of support and care.