Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Here at St Thomas' Infant School, we are committed to meeting the special educational needs of all our children. We strive to encourage and support children to succeed in all aspects of school life. We provide a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment to enable children to thrive in learning and grow in confidence.
Our aim is to identify and provide support across the wide range of needs a child may have; communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and sensory/physical needs.
For more information on how we support children with special educational needs at Woolton Hill Junior School, please read our policy and information report (including accessibility).
Introduced in 2011, pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children who are or have been in receipt of free school meals.
Here at St Thomas' Infant School, we are proud of the nurturing and academic opportunities we are able to provide our Pupil premium children with. We aim to provide an educational experience that is inclusive for all. Staff support Pupil Premium students with High Quality Teaching and by ensuring that they are provided with the same opportunities and experiences as their non-PP peers in every aspect of school life.
Pupil Premium provision is led by our Inclusion Lead, Mrs Callow. Mrs Callow regularly meets with class teachers to ensure every Pupil Premium student's needs are met in school.
For more information on how we support our children, please see the following documents.
The Department for Education website states:
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.