Strengths in providing equality of opportunity and tackling discrimination ensure that a close watch is kept on pupils who could be underachieving with swift intervention and special programmes to help them catch up. As a result they achieve well and are closing the gap with their peers, including disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and pupils who speak English as an additional language. Ofsted 2012
The Federation of Hazel Wood Infant School and Lydlynch Infant School is an inclusive federation, where every child is valued as unique and precious. All governors, staff and helpers are expected to share and develop our commitment to equality of opportunity.
Children who are experiencing difficulties with their learning are quickly identified and provided with individual programmes to address their needs. This is always with the full co-operation of parents who are fully involved at every stage.
Our teaching assistants are well trained in strategies to support children as well the children who are Gifted and Talented and More Able.
We have a full time Pastoral Care Worker who works across the federation giving time to listen and talk with any child who is experiencing a difficulty affecting them either emotionally, physically, psychologically or socially.
The Pastoral Care Worker works very closely with the school nurse and Family Support Worker to provide support and advice for the whole family on a wide range of issues.
Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
At our federation we are fully committed to ensuring our disabled pupils are able to participate fully in our curriculum. We carefully access and adapt our physical environment and educational resources to ensure this is successful. We are currently updating our federation policies and plans for this aspect of our work.