Every pupil at William Austin has a right to a broad and balanced curriculum. It is the responsibility of all staff to help each pupil reach their full potential whatever their needs.
If parents are concerned about the progress their child is making they should make an appointment to speak to the class teacher. The teacher or the parent may request the support of the Inclusion Manager.
A pupil is regarded as having special needs if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age, or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age.
The aim of special needs provision at William Austin is to:
- provide a relevant and differentiated curriculum
- plan activities that will match a pupil’s ability and build on previous learning
- develop basic skills in order to help pupils become more independent learners.
All staff at William Austin recognise the important role parents have to play and involve both parents and pupils in the setting and reviewing of individual targets. The Special Educational Needs Policy is accessible on our website or available on request from the School Office.