At John Betts, we believe that all pupils have a common entitlement to a broad, balanced, creative and relevant academic and social curriculum. Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils and we endeavour to ensure all children be fully included in all aspects of school life. We respond to pupils in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop a safe, healthy environment where all pupils can flourish and develop the skills to continue as lifelong learners. We aim to develop the whole child, ensuring that they become self-confident, flexible, inquisitive learners who are emotionally literate, self-aware and happy members of the school community. We recognise the crucial role played by parents, carers and families in improving outcomes for pupils, and the important role of the local community.
Our Head of Inclusion is Sharon Knights and she can be contacted via the school office.
Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Report
At John Betts Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. Quality first teaching is vital to the progress of all children and, at John Betts, we continually track and monitor pupils’ progress. For some children there are occasions when additional support may be needed to support in their learning journey.
Please click on the link below to access our SEND report. The information in our SEND report details the offer within the school and ways in which parents, children and young people may access the support required.
To view the Local Authority's Local Offer please click here.
To view the SEN and Equality/Accessibility Policies please click here.
If you have any further questions please contact our Head of Inclusion, Sharon Knights, who is also the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
At John Betts, we celebrate the diverse range of cultures, languages and religions represented by our pupils, their families and communities. We aim to provide a caring, happy and stimulating environment for all children, including those with English as Additional Language (EAL). The term EAL is used when referring to pupils whose main language at home is a language other than English. At John Betts we aim to work together to meet the full range of needs of these children and their families, ensuring they all feel valued in the John Betts community. Support is offered at a range of levels and individual needs are taken into account. It is important to us that we support both children who are new to English and those who are more advanced EAL learners, but may need extra support to fully access the curriculum. Pupils are targeted through intervention to support with their acquisition of the English language.