Inclusion Department

At SVS we welcome children with different academic backgrounds and abilities. We aim to provide a fully inclusive learning environment, where all children are treated as valued members of the school community. Our Inclusion Department is positioned in the heart of the school to reflect our inclusive philosophy and approach.

A child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs are fully met in every classroom through high quality teaching and a strong system of support. The overall purpose of the Inclusion Department is to develop, in students, the learning skills necessary to access the wider curriculum, to help extend the most able and to raise each student’s confidence and self-esteem.

Where children are identified as needing additional learning support, the school uses a graduated system of response to ensure all needs are individually and appropriately catered for. At SVS, we offer an inclusive mainstream curriculum with additional support, intervention, differentiation and personalisation, where needed.

Children of Determination

For children with an identified need or a barrier to learning, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is created, identifying key targets that are reviewed on a termly basis. Parents play an integral role in the target setting process and are fully involved in all areas of their child’s learning.

Appropriate provision is determined on an individual needs basis. We are committed to ensuring provision is accurate matched to a child’s needs through regular review and assessment. Provision may include in class support, targets group interventions or one to one intervention with a member of the Inclusion Department.