Inclusion

We know what it takes to develop healthy, happy,
confident children who are ready and open to learning.
We are so proud to be recognised for our outstanding contribution to
Wellbeing and very pleased to be award finalist.

Upton St Leonards CE Primary School is committed to Inclusion. Part of the schools strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to foster a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to all our learners, including those who may have previously experienced difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs. 

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.

The school has a Thrive/Inclusion room called The Hub which is co-ordinated by the Inclusion Team for pupils to access Pastoral/SEMH support throughout the day. It is also open in the morning in order to support more vulnerable pupils’ transition into school. 

The school has four Thrive Practitioners, with a view to training more staff and using the approach as a whole school strategy in the near future. Please see our Thrive page for further information

We have a Therapy Dog called Noah and a Therapy cat called Skye who visit our setting on a regular basis and take care of our own resident fish!

 

Our Inclusion Team 

 

  • Miss Daly

    Inclusion Lead and Special Educational Needs Coordinator

    Miss Daly is responsible for co-ordinating appropriate provision, not only for children with Special Educational Needs, but also for those children falling into other vulnerable groups such as; Pupil Premium indicated children, children in care, ethnic minority pupils, pupils with English as an additional language, those children with medical requirements, able, gifted and talented pupils, as well as other identifiable groups who need support. She is also responsible for the strategic development of attendance and behaviour, as well as being the schools Designated Safeguarding Lead.

    Our Inclusion Lead's primary aim to support and promote an inclusive culture throughout the school, enabling all children to achieve their best, overcoming barriers to learning and participation.

    Miss Daly holds the National SENCo accreditation and is a qualified Thrive Practitioner.

  • Mrs Weale

    Pastoral Support Worker

    Mrs Weale is the lead Pastoral worker, supporting Miss Daly with Early Help intervention, attendance and healthcare.

    Mrs Weale is based in the Inclusion Office and in ‘The Hub’ and is a qualified Thrive Practitioner and is also trained in the use of Lego Therapy.

    Her main role is to provide specific emotional support to children and their families, in order to ensure that every pupil achieves their potential through the provision of targeted support, signposting to services and interventions.

    As a Pastoral Support Worker Mrs Weale may also provide support for children with special educational needs.

  • Mrs Warren

    Pastoral Support Worker

    Mrs Warren is the lead Pastoral worker supporting Miss Daly with the Pets as Therapy initiative, behaviour and supporting those children who may have attachment needs from being in care or following an adoption.

    Mrs Warren is based in the Inclusion Office and in ‘The Hub’. She is trained in the use of Lego Therapy and is currently undertaking her Thrive Practitioner Qualification.

    Her main role is to provide specific emotional support to children and their families, in order to ensure that every pupil achieves their potential through the provision of targeted support, signposting to services and interventions.

    As a Pastoral Support Worker Mrs Warren may also provide support for children with special educational needs.

  • Mrs Childs

    Attendance Officer

    Mrs Childs is responsible for monitoring and keeping accurate records of pupil attendance. She liaises with parents and carers.

    Mrs Childs also produces many of the rewards for pupils with high levels of attendance and supports Miss Daly in putting support in place for families whose attendance is below the expected level.