Throughout their time with us, your child will be monitored by their teachers and support staff to ensure that we are providing them with everything they need to hit their targets.
What this means at Nursery level, is that we want to help your children blossom socially, and to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to achieve at KS1 and KS2. We therefore have a special Learning Journey book for each child in the Nursery, where staff will take note of something they think your child is excelling at, or that they may need some extra support on when they reach Reception.
This is done with the best of intentions, and is there to serve as a tool for their new class teachers to help support them in their learning. Please do be assured that it does not affect which class they are placed into, or what level their teaching is placed at. It is there to help us understand how much time we need to be giving our young people for certain topics.
If we ever have any concerns, we will of course arrange a meeting with parents or carers at the first instance, as transparency is key to a great partnership.
Noticing Special Education Needs
We have a full Equality and Diversity Policy and Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy which all staff strongly believe in. We will do our very best to admit any child whose parents/carers wish them to attend the Pre-school. Staff are willing to undertake the necessary training if possible and are happy to work with other agencies to support any child and their family.
Please speak to a member of staff or if you prefer to the Academy Inclusion Manager, Louise Champion, to discuss any individual needs, and we will do all we can to accommodate you.