Our Duties Under the Equality Act
We continually strive to ensure that all children at Girton Glebe School have an equal opportunity to take part in the life of the school. In addition, the school has a statutory duty to promote equality, including disability, race and gender equality, and actively challenge discrimination.
We carry out these duties through the application of school policy, working closely with families, staff training, making modifications to the school environment or curriculum, and through our teaching and learning. Many of our staff are trained to provide support for specific medical needs and to provide intimate care where necessary.
Prejudice related incidents are necessarily reported to the local authority. Parents or carers will always be informed if this happens. View our Equality policy here.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
The school caters for the needs of all pupils with additional educational needs, with or without statements or EHCPs (Educational Health & Care Plan). The school follows the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and our SEND policy can be viewed here. We believe that all children are special and that all have a variety of strengths and gifts; and we understand that, from time to time, all children require a little extra help or support.
Parents are fully involved at all stages of the process. The class teacher will meet most of the child’s learning needs and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and specialist teachers and support staff will give advice and support the child, the class teacher and the parents as appropriate.
The school has made a number of changes to accommodate pupils with particular needs. We have ramped access to both our main entrance and swimming pool and level access to the building from both playgrounds. We also have accessible toilet facilities. For more information on specific needs, view our Intimate Care policy and Significant Medical Need policies here.
The Local Offer
Special Educational Needs and Disability support is changing and you can click here to view the Cambridgeshire Local Offer.
The More Able Child
The achievements of all are celebrated as part of the wide range of individual strengths that contribute to our school community. The National Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum and other schemes of work taught cater for the full range of higher ability pupils and teachers plan appropriately challenging activities according to pupils needs.
Dr Natalie Paine