We take great pride in getting to know all of our children as true individuals and maintaining this as they continue to grow. In collaboration with parents, we aim to take account of every child's needs and differentiate their learning to support and challenge as appropriate whilst having high aspirations for all.
We believe that most children will need extra support at some stage in their school career in order to achieve and extend their potential. Some children may find it harder to learn than others of the same age and will access a variety of Special Educational Needs (SEN) support tailored to their particular needs.
Our ‘School Information Report’ is updated annually following consultation with staff, pupils, parents and governors. It aims to answer some common questions from parents by detailing our approach to SEND provision at Thongsley Fields and can be accessed below.
Local Authorities are required to provide a 'local offer' of SEND services, which can help parents to access further support and advice. This is also available to access here.
Nurture groups operate in many different schools around the country and come in many shapes and sizes! Our nurture group takes place in our beautiful new room called The Nest and is staffed by Mrs Appleby and Miss Hester. Miss Frampton, our school’s Inclusion Lead, oversees all aspects of the provision.
The Nest is designed to be a bridge between home and school; a place where children can feel safe and secure and therefore develop their individual strengths and areas of need. The Nest has a kitchen style table to share breakfast in the morning; quiet areas to have individual calming space; role play and small world areas to play and learn collaboratively in addition to a kitchenette to help prepare food and wash up afterwards! It also has access to a generous and secure outdoor space.