At St Thomas More, we work together to make sure all learners feel welcome and valued and that they get the right support to help them to access education, develop their talents and achieve their goals. We believe that when education is truly inclusive it benefits all learners, because the curriculum and provision promotes a positive culture based on understanding.
At St Thomas More we are inspired by Catholic faith and practice. We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential and have a rich opportunities to engage fully in school life. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability. Support plans are in place for children with additional needs. These are developed by school staff and partner professionals in collaboration with parents and carers and the child, so that they are bespoke and well-matched to
We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity, prevent any pupils from being treated less favourably and valuing diversity for all children and families.
We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual and emotional needs. All rooms and communal areas in the school are accessible for wheelchair users and we have an accessible toilet. Where necessary we can refer to the assistive technology team for advice regarding equipment such as adapted laptops and software to assist specific needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
In this way, we are committed to providing a truly inclusive curriculum and are committed to complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.