So what does inclusion mean? It is to be included regardless of any specific, or general difficulties that children may have. If a child has a barrier to learning then we will need to give support that removes that barrier allowing them to be included in all classroom activities.

Inclusion is split into three main area: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), English as and Additional Language (EAL), and More Able Pupils.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

"Children have special educational needs if they have learning difficulties which call for special educational provision to be made for them.

Children have learning difficulties if they:

  1. have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  2. have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority

Special educational provision means:

For children of two or over, educational provision which is additional to or otherwise different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by the LA, other than special schools, in the area"

Taken from Special Education Needs code of practice

Further info : Milton Keynes - Special Educational Needs

MK Special Educational Needs and Disability Service is a statutory service offering confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children, young people and their parents in Milton Keynes who have special educational needs or a disability, between the ages of 0-25, where this is impacting upon their education. Their extended remit now covers health and social care where this relates to SEND and education.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

‘Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL), may also be referred to as bilingual.  The term ‘bilingual’ refers to pupils who have regular access to more than one language.  This group includes a wide range of experiences, from Newly Arrived to more advanced learners of English.’

Taken from EMA network guidance ‘Supporting Pupils with English as an Additional Language’.  

Further info : Milton Keynes - Ethnic Minority Achievement

More Able Pupils

More able pupils are children that are working at a level way above expected. These pupils usually receive differentiated work in class to extend their knowledge. They may receive intervention from specialist teachers or join more able children for workshops and lessons.

How to get involved/contact the school about your child

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child's learning needs speak to their class teacher or the SENCO.


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