This is all about ensuring all children have equal access to good quality education and support, regardless of ability (and of course all other aspects, including race, colour, ethnicity and so on). In this section we describe our practices to be sure that every child get the same level education.

Special Educational Needs

At Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School the special educational needs of children are identified by the class teacher through observation, testing, assessment and consultation with parents, previous school records and health agencies, e.g. school nurse, doctor etc. (particularly physical problems). Children with additional needs are fully integrated into the life of the school. All children can access the whole curriculum offered. Specific supervision or additional learning support is provided for some activities and situations according to individual needs. Our Special Needs Policy has been written with the consideration of the national Code of Practice. Full details of the school’s policy are available from the Special Needs Co-ordinator.

Equal Opportunities

The school operates a policy of equal opportunities, within the framework of the Local Education Authority guidelines, which ensures that every child is given access to all activities regardless of gender, race or disability.

Disability Discrimination Act

At Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School 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, emotional and cultural needs. We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

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