Equality and Inclusion
My name is Julie Haigh. I have worked at Pear Tree Mead Academy for eight years. I have been a teacher for 35 years and have worked with special needs children for 25 years!! I am completely committed to you as parents and your children. I try and get involved with the children as much as I can whether it be taking French club or enjoying hot dogs in Film club!! I am always at school if you need a chat-my door is always open-Come and find me!!
As a school We are commited to ensuring that all pupils, regardless of the educational needs, form part of the normal school environment wherever this is feasible.
We hold induction meetings for all parents and pupils joining the school.
During initial visits information is gathered on the needs of all pupils, including disabilities. This information is very important as it helps the school plan for inclusion. I link with many other professionals to ensure a smooth introduction into Pear Tree Mead Academy
Children are supported at school through a variety of means: differentiated delivery of the curriculum; individual and group support and tailored curriculum programmes.
We support the social and emotional aspects or learning for all pupils. We also offer counselling for children and access to Learning mentors whose specific role is to motivate pupil learning. (Mrs Wade who supports our younger children and Mrs Williams who supports our older children) We do offer counselling from an outside service if we believe we cannot provide what is needed within school. They are called Young Concern Trust and they see children at school one day per week.
What if my child has Special Educational Needs?
At Pear Tree Mead Academy we ensure that all Children and Young people with Special educational needs have a full range of support and opportunities available to them and are provided with opportunities available to them to maximise their life chances, goals and aspirations.
We have produced a ‘Local offer’ which is outlined on this website to detail the services we offer to support children and young people with SEN and their families in a clear and transparent way.
All children will be provided with a high quality, well differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all children.
Children with additional needs from the above will be given’ additional SEN support’ This will replace ‘School Action and School Action Plus’. The process will be similar but it will be less about counting the hours or resources given to your child and more about what your child has achieved as a result. Children who have a High need of care and support will still have an Individaul Education plan plus a One Page Profile. The needs of these children will be discussed on a termly basis with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager. If further support is necessary an Education, Health Care plan will be applied for to give the child more individual support. The Education, Health Care plan will place more emphasis on personal goals and will describe the support your child will receive whilst they are in education or training.
The identification and support will initially be within the role of the class teacher with support from the Inclusion Manager.
We expect about 30% of all children to have special educational needs and 2% to need a statement.
* As a parent we would involve you in the assessment and expect you to actively help your child to overcome any problems.
* The Inclusion Manager works with the class teachers and the teaching assistants to plan programmes for children with special educational needs. Our Inclusion Manager is Mrs Julie Haigh.
* Our first strategy is usually to set work that is different from that planned for other children. The work will be at an appropriate level, linked to the curriculum then broken into smaller steps.
Disabled Access & Support
Part of our inclusion policy means we are committed to provide equal opportunities and access for all and this forms part of our desire to achieve full inclusion.
As part of our on-going accessibility commitment we have installed ramps and disabled toilets in key areas around the school. Provision is regularly reviewed and updated.
In this Section
- Equality Statement
- Gifted and Talented
- Pupil Premium
- SEN / Inclusion – The Local Offer
- Sports Premium