West Borough Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children at the school. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs have an entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We do not tolerate prejudice and discrimination, and work to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.
We are committed to the inclusion of all children. We aim to encourage a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may experience difficulties.
We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:
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Pupil Premium Champion/Well-Being Lead
(Tues, Weds, Fri)
Family Liaison Officer
Specialist Reading Teacher
Specialist Writing Teacher
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Year R LSA
Year 1 LSA
Year 2 LSA
Year 2 LSA (Mon-Weds)
Year 2 LSA
Year 3 LSA
Year 4 LSA
Year 5 LSA (Mon/Weds)
Year 5 LSA (Tues/Fri)
Year 6 LSA (Mon-Weds)
KCC SEN Offer - https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs
Space2BeMe - https://space2beme.org.uk/services/
What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.
The Thrive Approach uses this research to provide a powerful way of working with children that supports social and emotional development. It can also support children who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.
We have decided to use this approach to ensure all children at West Borough have the best chance possible to be the best learner possible. We are using Thrive-Online to screen children in their class. The results will help us to plan our social and emotional curriculum. We will adapt what we teach to best meet the needs that are indicated. Miss Berry, one of our SEN TAs has been trained as a Thrive Practitioner.
The Nurture Den is a place where children can address the social and emotional needs that can become a barrier for their learning. It has been proven that children need to feel emotionally secure in order to learn effectively.
Nurture uses six principles as our foundations.
Through Nurture we aim to develop positive social experiences and relationships with peers and adults. To provide opportunities to understand emotions and develop children’s self-worth, confidence, trust and adaptability. We will support children to understand their emotions and behaviours and develop strategies to self-regulate these emotions and anxieties.