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Goonhavern Pre-SchoolGoonhavern Primary School

SEND and Inclusion

What is Inclusion?

All classes are fully inclusive. Support for children is determined by individual need and circumstances. We have high expectations for all our children and we aim to fully extend their academic and social development. Throughout their time at our school children may receive varying levels of support according to their changing needs and circumstances.

SEND stands for special educational needs and disabilities. 

Laurian van der Hoven  is the SENCo which stands for special educational needs co-ordinator.  Her job, alongside your child’s class teacher and a team of teaching assistants, is to co-ordinate the extra help they may need both in and outside of school.

Goonhavern Primary School is recognised as being an excellent school with a caring family ethos. Our staff set high standards and aim to ensure that all our young people achieve their best, realise their full potential and participate fully in the life of their school.  Our goal is to achieve a happy, caring and close working environment with our families. We strive to achieve the very best so that your child has the skills and inspiration to be confident and believe in themselves. Education is a partnership between home and school and we put a great emphasis on our relationship with parents. Our belief is that children learn best when home and school work together for their benefit. Our dynamic and exciting curriculum offers an enjoyment of education and learning. It provides opportunities to solve problems and process information. We believe and encourage children to take responsibility for their learning and be able to make decisions.

Goonhavern Primary School are a committed and enthusiastic staff team who want the best for our children by providing an innovative, high quality teaching which inspires a lifelong love of learning. We are excellent role models and enable children to feel that they can achieve and feel positively about themselves. We believe our children can achieve anything and treat all of them equally.

Current needs being met include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Receptive language difficulties
  • Visual impairment
  • Effects of medical conditions
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Physical Needs

All staff and governors are involved in monitoring and evaluating the provision provided and are collectively responsible for the successful implementation of the offer to ensure success and achievement for all pupils. Staff and governors are given relevant and appropriate training, according to their needs, the needs of the children and the needs of the school.

Special Educational Needs/Disabilities Coordinator: Laurian van der Hoven
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