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.
At Belmont Community School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all of our students including those with a special educational need or disability (SEND).
At Belmont, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress. We do this by firstly utilising Quality First Teaching (QFT), which is key to the success of all learners, regardless of ability level. Our aim is to ensure that all children at Belmont Community School achieve to their full potential. Alongside QFT differentiation of work using a variety of teaching and learning styles is employed, along with an expectation that all children are involved and engaged with their learning. The Learning Support team supports the learning of students with SEND within the classroom in order to ensure that they are able to fully access the learning, this support is tailored to the individual needs of the student whilst encouraging independence. In addition to in class support students may work in small withdrawal groups outside of the classroom in order to really focus on the basic skills required, such as numeracy. Reading intervention is also offered in order to develop phonics knowledge for those students with literacy difficulties.