Inclusion Statement of Intent

As a federation, we want every member of our school community – pupils, parents and carers, staff and visitors – to feel safe and included.  We embrace all people irrespective of race, gender identity or sexual orientation (perceived or actual), religious belief, disability, medical or other needs.

We value everybody and respect the differences that make us all unique and our intention is that our whole school community shares and supports this inclusive ethos.

Inclusion is about achieving equality of opportunity for all children and at Framfield the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and wellbeing of every child matter equally.

We do our very best to make sure that we give each pupil what they need to be successful. This is not the same for every child. Individual children have different needs and require different approaches, strategies and sometimes resources.

We celebrate the diversity of our school community as we all learn with and from each other.

We work hard to provide a broad and balanced curriculum providing relevant and challenging learning for all children and to ensure they are equipped with the tools to become independent, inquisitive learners both in and out of the classroom and leave us ready to make their mark on the world.  It is our intention to continue to develop our teaching practice, ensuring that values of equality and inclusion are at the heart of all we do.

As part of our high quality planning, teaching and provision we strive to:

  • Ensure early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximized. We know that the earlier we identify SEND and provide support, the more successful our children will be.
  • Ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum through planning which is differentiated and provides for the small steps approach that means all children experience success.
  • Provide an accessible learning environment which meets the needs of all our pupils.
  • Develop children’s independence, life skills and a love of learning, whilst encouraging them to ‘be the best they can be’ and ‘live life in all its fullness’.
  • Regularly monitor the progress of all children.
  • Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.
  • Always involve parents and children in key decisions, as well as planning and reviewing progress. We know that parents are the first educators of their children and that we need their knowledge and co-operation to plan effectively.
  • Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to develop our provision for children with SEND. We are committed to providing expert support and resources for children with SEND.

Useful Downloads

Useful Links

SEN Local Offer - a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Hub

SEN Local Offer - Advice & Information

Amaze - for families with disabled children and young people in Sussex