At Our Lady Queen of Heaven School, we believe that all children have the right of equal opportunity of access to the curriculum. Work is differentiated to meet the different needs of all children in a challenging and stimulating way as part of our everyday classroom practice, including those who are very able, children for whom English is not their first language and those with specific learning needs. We are equally alert to the identification of children who are exceptionally able and aim to meet their needs through additional provision such as paired work, ICT Club and access to Wandsworth’s extracurricular activities.
Some children may need further differentiation or interventions to enable them to progress, and sometimes external support is needed from literacy support teachers or educational psychologists. If we find we are unable to meet the child’s needs a request for a statutory assessment will be made to the local education authority. Parents are kept informed at all stages and have a key role to play in supporting their children’s learning.