An Inclusive School
South Grove has a diverse and vibrant community. As a team of staff we work very hard to ensure it is a strongly inclusive school with an ethos of valuing all children and ensuring that everyone feels supported in recognising and celebrating our differences.
We are committed to inclusion of all individuals and therefore as an inclusive school community we are committed to:
Promoting a learning and teaching environment that embeds the values of inclusive educational practices for all
Promoting equality of access and opportunity within our school and the wider community
Challenging discrimination and harassment whenever they occur
Ensure that education is accessible and relevant to all our learners, to respect each other and to celebrate diversity and difference
Providing equal access to an engaging curriculum, regardless of race, gender, class, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origins, cultures, faiths and capabilities
At South Grove we are very much committed to supporting every child and their family throughout their learning journey. It is vital that all children are able to access an engaging curriculum and progress through their learning regardless of their ability or background.
At South Grove we see children as individuals who have the potential and right to succeed at school. We have the highest expectations for all our pupils.
Our Inclusion Team
All of our children have the right to successfully access our educational setting and the curriculum we provide. With the support of our Inclusion Team we give additional support necessary that individual children require.
Our Inclusion Leader and SENCo and a support team of staff provide teachers, children and parents with the support that all children will need whilst at school, but just in very different and diverse ways.
All who work at the school make a strong contribution to the personal development and well-being of each child.
Our Inclusion Team is made up of:
Jennifer McKay – Inclusion Leader and Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Lisa Mullins – Lead Teacher for the Autistic and Global Delay Resourced Provision
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Some of our children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. At South Grove we ensure that these pupils are given the right support and care, focussed on their specific needs. This may be in the form of an intervention or additional support either in the classroom, working individually, or in small groups outside of the classroom to meet their learning needs. Working specifically to the child’s needs, targets are set and planned for by the class teacher. We understand that a child’s individual needs can be temporary or long term. We work closely with children and their families with staff internally and other professionals externally, such as Speech and Language therapists, and Educational Psychologists to ensure that children with Special Educational needs thrive and succeed at school.
If you feel that your child may have a Special Educational Need please contact our Inclusion Leader and SENCo.
New to English
We regularly welcome many children to our school who have English as an Additional Language, with children arriving with little or no spoken English.
For those with English as an additional language structured learning programs through 1:1 sessions and small groups accelerate essential basic language learning to develop confidence in speaking and listening. All teaching and support staff are experienced in using a range of strategies including visual support material, to teach children where English is not their first language.
Higher Achievers, Gifted and Talented
At South Grove we ensure that we cater for all the varying abilities of children.
Gifted and talented learners are defined as those who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group, or with the potential to develop those abilities. Children can be identified as having gifted or talented status at any point of their learning journey through the school.
‘Gifted’ describes learners who have the ability to excel academically in one or more subjects such as English, mathematics or technology. ‘Talented’ learners are those who have the ability to excel in practical skills such as sport, leadership, creative or artistic performance.
Gifted or talented children are often much more than simply higher than average. At South Grove we support children to reach their full potential by providing enriching and significant challenge and support.
For pupil considered to be gifted and talented we provide more challenging lessons and other varied opportunities for them to take part in both internally and externally to the school.
The school works closely with a wide range of external partners to secure support and success for all of our children.
If you do feel your child may have a particular need please contact our Inclusion Leader and SENCo.
The Local Offer is a guide to all the services that are available for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25.
Find out how to get the services, information and advice you need and have your say on the local offer by clicking here.
Download the SEN Information Report/ School Inclusion Offer as a PDF document below