Please see the SEND Information Report under the 'Key Information' tab.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY
Frithwood School maintains an inclusive approach to education and we aim to provide equality of opportunity for all children. Children with any special needs and disabilities are considered for admission and wherever possible their needs are met.
We recognise that there are some pupils who may require additional resources or extra support at some time in their primary school life and we aim to cater for their needs of all pupils. The school has an appointed Inclusion Manager and SEN Governor with responsibility for ensuring that the policy is upheld and to offer support to parents/carers who may have concerns about their child’s progress.
The staff work in partnership with parents/carers and pupils and liaise with external agencies to build upon pupil’s strengths and develop areas of difficulty within the individual.
We promote equality of opportunity for disabled people: pupils, staff, parents, carers and other people who use the school.
We are committed to ensuring that disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum, school trips and take an active role in all extra curricular activities. The school environment includes designated parking and step free access to the school building, playgrounds and playground. There is a designated disabled toilet and grab rails in additional toilets around the school so that pupils can develop independence in self care skills.
EQUALITIES AND DIVERSITY
At Frithwood we aim to create an inclusive culture for all staff, pupils, families and visitors to the school. We recognise respect and value people’s differences and ensure that individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. We promote equality and diversity treating all staff and students fairly ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable children and staff to fully participate in the learning process and achieve their potential and equip children and staff with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination.
We provide a safe learning environment for our Looked after Pupils ensuring that their individual needs are met by maintaining good communication with those caring for the child, social services and support services. We commit to attending reviewing meetings and ensuring the targets set on Personal Education Plans are integrated into school life.
GIFTED AND TALENTED
A High Achiever can be usually defined as the top 5-10% of academic achievers however high achievers are also identified in non-academic areas.
We are committed to providing an environment which encourages all pupils, including more able pupils to maximise their potential a high level of performance in an academic and non-academic areas.
We aim to encourage pupils to be independent learners and provide work at an appropriate level and opportunities for pupils to work with like minded peers both within school and the wider community.
Provision for pupils is through quality first teaching, differentiation in the classroom and teacher expectation of pupil performance. Frithwood has links with Brunel University and local secondary schools and there are also opportunities for pupils to attend inter school competitions across the borough.