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Our Approach to Inclusion

Onslow Infant School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all its children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.

Onslow Infant School is committed to inclusion. We aim to promote a sense of community and belonging; offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties; and we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background. We will actively plan for the provision and achievement of different groups of learners including:

  • girls and boys

  • learners with special educational needs

  • learners who need support to learn English as an additional language (EAL)

  • those who are gifted and talented

  • learners who are disabled

  • Autumn, Spring and Summer born learners

  • minority ethnic and faith groups, travellers, asylum seekers and refugees

  • those who are looked after by the local authority

  • others such as those who are sick; those who are young carers; those who are in families under stress

  • any learners who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion.