St. Michael's CE School

Working Together For The Good Of All

“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”

INCLUSION

Welcome to the Inclusion TEAM's Website Pages

At St. Michael’s our Inclusion Team work to ensure that any pupil who has additional educational needs or a disability (AEND) is identified and support is provided. St. Michael’s has an inclusive culture, where all children are welcomed and valued through their learning and personal achievements. We are committed to ensuring that all children engage positively with the curriculum and consult with specialists’ support where needed.

We promote positive experiences of learning and ensure that all children are given the opportunities to achieve positive outcomes. At St. Michael’s we have a clear vision which is for every child to thrive in their learning to reach their God-given potential.

As a school, we work tirelessly through the delivery of our Mission and Vision to create a 'culture where pupils whatever their background, disability, ethnicity, gender, identity, learning difficulty, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation are comfortable as the person God made them to be. Pupils take a lead in challenging prejudicial behaviour and language' (Valuing All Gods Children, Church of England Education Office, 2019).

We take a more personalised approach to Safeguarding for our children with AEND and ensure that staff are trained and aware. Children with AEND are more vulnerable to bullying, sexual harassment, abuse and neglect. We ensure that our staff understand that some medical conditions are disproportionally impacted by behaviours such as bullying, without outwardly showing any signs.

We recognise the risks that children with additional educational needs and disabilities (AEND) face online, for example: online bullying, grooming and radicalisation so we ensure that all staff can support children with AEND to stay safe online.

Please see the following documents that feed into our approach:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2021

Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy

If parents would like any help or advice in relation to the Inclusion processes they can contact the Inclusion Team at the following email address: inclusion@stmichaels.wandsworth.sch.uk

Partnership

The Inclusion Team strive to work in partnership with parents to achieve the best outcomes for children with additional educational needs or disabilities. Parents and children are fully involved throughout the process, by sharing their initial concerns, working with the teachers and Inclusion Team to set and review targets. Parents also work with outside agencies, sharing important information and developing strategies on how best to support their children. Our Inclusion Team is here to liaise between pupils, parents, staff and outside agencies to support our children who have specific educational needs or disabilities.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Angela Harris (Deputy Headteacher) and she can be contacted via the Inclusion email detailed above.

The governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools must publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with AEND. The information is updated annually and what is required within this is set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

Please see here our latest SEND Information Report which tells you how our Inclusion policy is used and how the help and support for pupils with AEND works at St Michael's.

In addition to this we have also included a link to Wandsworth's Local Offer which includes details of the provision available for children with special educational needs and disabilities both inside and outside the Wandsworth Borough.