Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum / National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.
The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.
Through the advice of outside professionals, carefully selected resources, differentiation of task and we endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need.
We believe in a Keep Up curriculum for children and therefore creaaully plan our timetables to ensure pupils are given small group or 1 to 1 intervention which enables them to move on with the pace of learning. Sometimes, more formal intervention is required for pupils and this is delivered at times which ensure children do not miss out on the wider curriculum offer.
Promoting Independence is one of our school values and something we all strongly believe in. Although adult support is required for many children, we ensure this is used to facilitate pupils’ independent skills both in life and their learning. Resources and approaches to learning are central to providing pupils with the skills they need to be as independent as possible.
Our school has 8 key values which we strive for everyone to achieve:
- Community – our school is a welcoming place and we encourage all children, families and staff to play an active part in the school and wider community.
- Kindness – we are all kind to each other. We care for others and are thoughtful, listening to the ideas of others showing value to their thoughts and opinions.
- Respect – We not only respect each other but our environment and world around us. We accept that sometimes we may not agree but it is important we understand how others may feel or what their beliefs are and celebrate difference.
- Independence – we encourage everyone to be independent learners. When we can do it ourselves, we know we have mastered it!
- Resilience – to be independent we need to be resilient. It is important we have the courage to try new things or those that we find more challenging. We make sure we support and help each other.
- Positivity – a smile goes a long way! We will laugh and be happy as we grow in self-confidence in the everything that we do.
- Excellence – we all thrive to reach our full potential and by using our values above we can achieve amazing things!
- Enjoyment – With the other 7 values secured, we will all enjoy every moment of our education at Thornley Primary School.
As a school we make these promises to each child:
- We promise to listen to and respect you.
- We promise to keep you safe and help you to keep yourself safe.
- We promise to support you and your family as best we can.
- We will encourage you and make things fun for you!
- We promise not to judge you and will believe in you as an individual.