Welcome to Inclusion

Supporting students with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs:

At the Radcliffe School, we believe that all children can achieve their potential. We are proud of our inclusive ethos and offer support in a range of ways. Students are helped to achieve this by personalised and targeted support strategies in all lessons. Our ethos is to provide additional support in the classroom to those students who need it. This support can be as simple as providing a list of key words and definitions to providing specific coloured overlays to help children read. Learning is differentiated to provide challenge to all students in every lesson. Teachers work closely with Teaching Assistants to plan and provide resources to enable all students to make progress. Any student who appears on the SEN register will be monitored carefully and a Provision Map gives details of additional support.

Please see our Local Offer here.

The Additionally Resourced Provision (The Base):

This opened in September 2010 and is a mainstream department specialising in supporting students with Social Communication Difficulties in particular students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. This provision can support up to 15 students. Places are allocated through the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process where it has been deemed appropriate for a student to be placed in a specific department by the Local Authority. Students are well supported by the specialist Base Team comprising of Teaching Assistants, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and the school’s Speech and Language therapist to fully engage and integrate in the Mainstream Curriculum whilst providing a nurturing environment when students need it.

Additional support:

  • small group work outside of normal lessons and after school.

  • all provision is recorded and communicated to staff and parents through a Provision Map which is reviewed termly.

  • curriculum TAs work in each curriculum area to support student progress by assisting planning and producing resources and in-class support.

  • staff are involved in delivering Phonics and Social Communication small group sessions outside of their normal curriculum area.

  • curriculum TAs also support Homework Club after school Monday-Thursday 3pm-4pm