Inclusion and Equality

Supporting Special Educational Needs

As an inclusive school we ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum. Where children are recognised as having a special educational need, provision is tailored accordingly and a programme of intervention and additional support is co-ordinated in relation to pupil progress. This is developed by the Director of Inclusion, who liaises with multi agencies, parents and carers as necessary. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are admitted to the school in accordance with the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act of 2001. Our SEND pupils represent a significant and important part of the school community which aims to be an inclusive and supportive environment for all children. The school seeks to ensure that all placements are properly planned and that all necessary support is available to ensure maximum success. We also have in place a Disability Equality Scheme to support every member of the school community, including parents and visitors. Pupils identified as being gifted or talented are also thoroughly catered for in order to extend and deepen pupil understanding. There are many opportunities for these children to benefit from specialist teaching within school and external specialist projects.

Achievement For All

Torriano Primary was one of the first schools in England to be awarded the Achievement for All Quality Mark in recognition of the achievements made by the school through the Achievement for All programme. The impact of this programme has gained very positive responses from staff and parents. The school has hosted many visits; national and international, leading to best practice case studies in SEN educational publications.

Equal Value

Torriano is committed to the well-being and progress of every child and whose community members are equally valued. This commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships is supported by the Equality Act framework. The framework also ensures that disadvantage and underachievement of different groups, when identified, are addressed. These duties and commitments comply with international human rights standards as expressed in the UNCRC, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Human Rights Act 1998.

We create opportunities for children to be agents for change and to value our future.

We promote shared values and support the school community to challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.