SEND and Equalities
At Corporation Road Community Primary School, we are passionate about giving every child in our care the very best education. We have high aspirations for all of our learners, regardless of gender, need, race of background. Our school is an inclusive environment where all children thrive and fulfil their potential.
Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) children receive a high quality and ambitions curriculum that meets their needs. Through high quality planning and quality first teaching, our intent for all learners with SEND is that:
- We identify early, any needs of children who may require additional support
- Ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to enable children to understand the relevance and purpose of learning.
- Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.
- Develop children’s independence
- Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND, using an approach which focuses on the whole child.
- Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.
- Work in close partnership with parents and carers.
- Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to hone and develop our provision for children with SEND.
Our school has a variety of key policies which directly impact upon our provision for children with SEND, and ensure that we fully comply with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations (2014). These are all available as part of our school website, and include:
- SEND and Inclusion Policy (click here)
- Admission Arrangements (click here for link to Trust Policy page)
- Anti Bullying (click here for link to policies page)
- Supporting Medical Conditions (click here for link to policies page)
The School’s SEND Information Report is a valuable source of information for parents in relation to SEND. This report details our ethos, processes, curriculum accessibility and provision for SEND, including who to contact if you have a question, query or complaint. Of course, our door is always open – so please speak with us if you ever need to.
The ‘Local Offer’
Schools are only part of the ‘Local Offer’ that local areas must provide for children with SEND needs. Follow the link below to see how Darlington are coordinating this offer, the services they provide and information to support families across the region.
The School’s Accessibility Plan
Schools have a legal duty to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils. We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful new building, which is fully compliant with Disability Discrimination Act 2015 regulations – but accessibility goes beyond the physical space of a school.
Our school’s accessibility plans are aimed at:
- Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum
- Improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided, and
- Improving the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils
Please take a look at our full plan, below.
Equalities at School
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. Under the general duty of public sector equality duty, in the exercise of our functions, have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
As part of our public sector equality duty, we formulate, review and publish our school’s Equality Policy and Objectives – sharing them with all those connected to our school – in order to ensure that our mission is clear and communicated to all. Our Trust, as our parent organisation, also publishes a Trust wide Equalities information. Please follow link below:
Teaching children about equalities, rights and difference is important to us at Corporation Road Community Primary School. We aim for our children to be ‘good people’ – and in order to do that, they must be able and willing to recognise, understand and embrace difference. Our PSHE curriculum, encompassing our approach to Relationships and Sex Education, is a key in delivering this mission – as part of our wider ethos and the virtues which we promote. Please follow the following links to see our curriculum information; including our PSHE curriculum and overall curriculum design and ethos and virtues articulation.