SVP is committed to ensuring the best possible education for all pupils regardless of ability, background, ethnicity, gender to disability. We have a highly inclusive school community that views everyone as a ‘special, valuable person’ and our staff work hard to help each pupil becomes ‘successful, visionary and proud’
Our building is designed to be inclusive to all children and adults with access to disabled toilets throughout the building and a lift to access upper floors. Our car park has designated Disabled Bays and more of these can be found at The Withens entrance.
We monitor the progress of all pupils and take steps to intervene where is is evidence of individuals or groups falling behind. We have a highly trained staff, an accessible building and some unique features – such as our sensory room that means all children’s needs can be met.
Our experienced team of Inclusion Manager and Learning Mentors liaise with parents and external agencies to provide additional support for children and families when it is required. We also work hard to ensure all children can access learning – this may be with additional equipment to support sensory needs or bespoke plans to enable learning to be maximised. We work closely with all external partners, such as Educational Psychologists , Sensory Impaired Services, Speech and Language Therapy services, ASC /ADHD specialist teachers and the Continence Service to ensure we provide the best support possible for our children. We also liaise very closely with Knowsley Parent and Carers Voluntary Service and provide many support opportunities for our parents to get support themselves.
If you have any questions about Inclusion at our school or concerns about how we will meet your child’s needs please contact us – the people you can talk to are:
Andrea Curran – Head Teacher
Jan Smyth – Deputy Head Teacher
Emma Hart – Inclusion Manager
Wendy Flexen – Senior Learning Mentor
Joanne Phillips – Learning Mentor
Virginia Johnson – SEND Teacher
If your child is already in our school your first point of contact should be their class teacher.
Further information is included in the school SIR below.
Equality and Diversity
At Stockbridge Village Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Stockbridge Village Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
• Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
• Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
• Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
• Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
• Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
• Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
The school has a full and separate Equality Policy below. Please consult this for further details if you wish.
Equality and Diversity Policy 2019/20
New to SEND Parent’s Guide
Knowsley Local Offer
Knowsley Local Offer website is designed to be the “one stop shop” of information, support and provision in Knowsley as well as information about “what’s going on”.
Visit www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk/localoffer today!
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