At Trinity we believe that ‘all children should succeed’, which forms part of our mission statement. With this mind set we ensure that our curriculum is inclusive, allowing every child to make progress and achieve their targets.
For children who find learning difficult, we offer a wide range of interventions and resources to support them both in class and at home. We pride ourselves on our open door policy and the work we do to support those children and families where learning can be difficult. Each year we have run a series of successful ‘Stay and Share’ parent workshops which have given parents an opportunity to ask questions about promoting learning at home, and to make resources that they can use with their child to support this.
Throughout the school day we run high quality interventions that are designed to ‘close the gap’ and give children the extra support they may require. These are run by our Inclusion Leader, Teaching Assistants and Class Teachers and follow the recommendations in the tool kit created by The Sutton Trust. These interventions are based around small groups that give the child instant effective feedback, allowing them to see what is needed to be done in order to continually make progress. This model is also reflected in our classroom practice where the children see the importance of mega cognitive learning and build up the resilience to ‘never give up’!
If we feel necessary, a child may be given an IEP (individual education plan). This a set of personalised targets that are assessed half termly and allow the child to make progress in a way that is personalised for them. We have found these to be extremely effective as they have allowed the Class Teacher and child to know what they need to do move on with their learning and constantly celebrates their successes.
Along with the interventions and support offered by the school, we also use external agencies to advise and support both the children and staff during the school day. We use the advice given by Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and have our own Play Therapist who works with children on a weekly basis. These professionals offer recommendations on how best to support the child in school and offer CPD to our staff to ensure we are consistently offering the best practise possible.
If you have any other questions about Inclusion at Trinity Primary or wish to discuss any of the above topics please call Claire Kyriakides, our Inclusion Leader.