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Our approach to teaching children and young people with SEN

At Acre Rigg Infant School  every child is welcome.  We are inclusive which means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. The curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of pupils. By encouraging independence at all age and ability levels we endeavour to develop confidence, improve self-esteem and promote enthusiasm in all our pupils. The Curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.

Some of the actions we may take to achieve this are:

  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their ability, supporting them with any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • Modify the curriculum to meet individual needs.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.