"Pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs achieve
well because their individual needs are carefully monitored, individual
plans are put in place and are reviewed regularly." Ofsted report Nov 2014
The Disability Discrimination Act establishes a requirement to avoid discrimination on the grounds of disability. The Governing Body must make certain that pupils with disabilities are not subjected to less favourable treatment and must make reasonable adjustments to overcome disadvantages caused by disability.
The school has adopted Stockport's policy with regard to the Disability Discrimination Act and to Stockport's Access Strategy Plan. The school is single storey with a ramp access.
We aim to offer every pupil, including children with special educational needs, a broad and balanced curriculum to enable them to make the greatest possible progress, in partnership with parents and with support from the appropriate agencies. Children who may have special educational needs are identified as early as possible. These may include gifted children, children with general learning difficulties, children with specific learning difficulties, the speech and hearing impaired, those with visual disabilities, physical disabilities and children with emotional and behavioural problems. These children are monitored carefully and given individual consideration and attention. Local Authority and Department for Education guidelines are followed by all staff.
The school has a full Special Needs Policy, a designated Inclusion leader who is a member of the School Leadership Team and an Inclusion Governor.
St Simon's Catholic Primary School has a well developed policy for More Able pupils. The school aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to achieve their full potential, to extend and develop individual excellence and aptitude and to recognise and celebrate the range of pupils' gifts, talents and abilities.
The school has been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark.