At Kay Rowe we work hard to ensure that every member of our school community- pupils, parents, staff and visitors- feel welcomed, safe and included. Inclusion is a universal human right.
We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. We want to respond to pupils’ diverse needs and overcome any potential barriers to learning for individuals and groups of pupils.
All our systems and procedures are designed to enable all children to be included in all that we do. Kay Rowe has high ambitions for all our pupils.
Our commitment to equal opportunities is an important aspect of our overall commitment to be a fully inclusive school.
We believe that inclusive education is an effective way to combat discriminatory attitudes and contributes towards the creation of welcoming and inclusive communities. An inclusive approach celebrates diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and challenges barriers to learning and participation.
We follow and put into practice national and borough policies and guidelines on equality in education, support for disability and special needs, moral and religious education and child protection and safeguarding.
We are an IQM (inclusive quality mark) centre of excellence and we welcome their thorough annual review of inclusion across our school. 2020 the assessor commented in her report
“The staff are determined to break down all barriers which may lead to children being disadvantaged. They have an excellent knowledge of their needs and this is linked to very close working relations with parents and carers”.
Staff are committed to the inclusion of all children as stated in our Aims. Staff believe that the early identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs is very important in fulfilling our aim. Many children have Special Educational Needs at some time in their school career and staff work in partnership with parents, the Learning Support Team and the Educational Psychologist to address these needs.
Staff are committed to making the nursery and all associated activities as accessible as possible. If you or any member of your family have an impairment or disability, (this includes a temporary illness or injury) please talk to the Headteacher about how we could make the nursery more accessible to you. We would welcome any members of the Kay Rowe community joining us in planning and developing our accessibility plans.
The Equalities Policy is available from the school.