Inclusion at East Bierley
We want all children to achieve their potential and have a sense of pride in their achievements. Lessons are differentiated to enable all children to access their learning within their classroom with the children in class. All lessons provide the opportunity for children to be successful and develop confidence and life long skills for learning.
Where additional support is required, the class teacher and Mrs Divine, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) will work together with you to ensure we are meeting your child's needs.
Maintained schools are required to publish a report on their policy for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The report must include:
- the school's admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
- the steps we've taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils
- details of our access facilities for pupils with SEN
- the accessibility policy our governing body has written in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010
Learning and Behaviour Support
We support children with their learning and behaviour in school. Our school system celebrates the positives and seeks to catch children making the right choices. Where additional support is needed, we work closely with parents and carers and individual systems may be set up. Your child's class teacher will begin this process with you.
Sometimes children need additional support for a short space of time and we move staff round in school to enable this to happen.
Mrs Young supports children in school - she may be based in class with children or work with small groups. Her focus is to help overcome barriers to learning. She is available at for children to talk to at play times and lunchtimes on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Young champions positive behaviour, logging our yellow certificates before we celebrate the behaviour in Celebration Worship.
We work as one team in school and all members of staff are able to help children if they have any additional needs or worries.
Pupil Premium Funding
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most. Bridging the attainment gap between children eligible the pupil premium and their peers is a government priority. At East Bierley we have high aspirations for all and focus on high-quality teaching for all children, including those children entitled the pupil premium who are most able. Focusing our resources on strategies that support children to feel socially and emotionally secure, build strong partnerships with parents and develop children’s independent learning skills are crucial to develop strong foundations for future learning. We invest time to talk with children and families and encourage good attendance and behaviour which is a priority. Our teachers constantly reflect on their practice to meet the needs of our children is no single strategy works well at all times.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Sports Premium Funding
The government have set aside money to spend on improving the quality of sports and PE in all Primary schools. This money is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sports.
At East Bierley we receive £16,000 per annum and £10 per pupil (From Year 1-6).
This funding is used to ensure all our pupils have access to high quality PE, develop healthy lifestyles and it promotes engagement in PE and sports.
Nurture and Resilience
We are developing our nurture room in order to have a special place where we can work with small groups and individuals. This is a positive and self-affirming space where we celebrate individuals and those who always make the right choices. It can be used for curriculum based work, enrichment opportunities and PSHCE group work as well as School Council meetings. If anyone wants to talk to a member of staff and need the time to think, talk or reflect, this is the space to do it. This is the place to chill out!
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs L Upham.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs R Divine.