Glade Hill is a highly inclusive school which focuses on the well-being and progress of every child. We have high expectations of all our children, including those with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND). All children have equal access to the curriculum.
To ensure they achieve their potential we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. Children with special educational needs are catered for within their own class and, where useful, may be withdrawn for short periods to work with a specialist adult, individually or in a small group.
Similarly, children who are identified as more able, demonstrating a particular aptitude in a curriculum area, will be given opportunities to extend their learning in class, and may work on challenges outside the classroom.
In addition to children accessing 'Quality First Education' in our main classrooms, we also have two specialist enhanced provisions or nurture groups. These provide highly specialised education and bespoke support for children with complex special educational needs. Some children access these groups full-time; others access the groups on a part-time basis, alongside learning in their peer-group classroom; whilst others have the opportunity to access these groups as needed for nurture support or sensory breaks. Both nurture groups have a high adult:child ratio and staff are specially trained. Provision is overseen by a teacher, our school's Inclusion Leader and SENCO.
Our Inclusion Leader and SENCO is Miss Sam Wardle. She leads the inclusion and support of children with additional needs or disabilities as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.