At Clifton Lodge we will do our utmost to ensure that your child is able to fulfill his/her potential, with rich learning opportunities to engage and challenge.
Children learn and develop in different ways and our staff use varied teaching styles to support every child, whatever their ability.
Some children will require additional support from the Inclusion Team, which consists of;
Miss Claire Jordan, Inclusion Manager
Mrs Amanda Chuck, EAL Co-ordinator
If your child is Able, Gifted and Talented, speaks English as an Additional Language, has a Special Educational Need and Disability, the Inclusion Manager will ensure the following:
· That the right support is put into place for your child. This can take the form of in-class support and/or targeted individual/group support.
· Liaise with the whole teaching staff, to ensure they are aware of your child’s needs and that appropriate strategies and differentiated work has been put into place.
· Work closely with you, to share progress and targets, with the opportunity to arrange an appointment whenever necessary.
· When appropriate, to work with other professionals, e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, etc.
Able, Gifted and Talented (A, G&T)
Able, Gifted and Talented (A, G&T) children are those with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities).
The school uses assessment data as well as general observation to identify those children who could receive additional opportunities. This could take the form of extra lessons, or participation in special trips and visits, which often involve a competitive event with other local independent schools.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The school’s EAL Co-ordinator is Mrs Chuck. Support may also be provided by the Inclusion Manager. Numerous children in our school have a first language other than English. An EAL session may either be given during an English lesson for the Lower School, or during French and/or Latin lessons for the Upper School. Parents are encouraged to continue speaking to their child in their first language at home, as all academic research shows that children who enjoy a rich model of language in their mother tongue will make better progress with English acquisition later on.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
If your child has any kind of Special Educational Needs and Disability, it will need to be disclosed on the school registration form. We will meet with you to find out more about your child and his/her needs before they start school. Additional support could take many forms, dependent on the child. We will do everything we can to ensure that your child makes excellent progress within the framework of the school curriculum.
You can find additional information in the School Policies section of the website. If you do have any further questions about Inclusion at Clifton Lodge, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Jordan at Claire.Jordan@cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk
Caring and supportive if needed, fast to deal with issues or concerns
Wonderful friendly and helpful staff and team spirit. Addresses the holistic needs of the child. Personal one to one attention for each child. Evidence of individual programmes of study.