“Every learner is entitled to a curriculum which is rich, varied, challenging and inspiring and which enables every individual to fulfil his or her potential to the highest possible standard; so that all, for the benefit of all, are able to create a better world.”
The school has an enhanced provision classes for children with speech, language and communication needs. Speech & Language therapists assess the children; devise a programme for them and our staff carry out the programme over the following week until the therapist returns. The children receive intensive support in their speech and language class and then learn in their age appropriate class at other times.
Signing systems such as Makaton can help children to communicate until their speech is more proficient and staff working within the speech and language provision are trained in this skill. All children are given opportunities to develop signing skills in a fun way, such as in signing assembly and story telling.
We believe that with the right support and opportunity, all children can shine. As a school we try and encourage children in a wide range of areas of development. If a child is identified as being able in a particular field we will do our utmost to challenge and extend that child. We currently offer a variety of experience days through the local schools consortium. Each school (including Cherry Tree) hosts an event to extend children’s skills in a specific area and a few children are invited from each school to attend.
This is not a purely academic part of the school, sometimes we have exceptionally talented artists or swimmers or similar practical skills and we encourage these children as well. Please let us know if your child has an exceptional ability.
Work and tasks are planned and tailored to suit children’s abilities and styles of learning. We record any worries we have about children’s progress as one of the following: – Teacher Concern, School Action or School Action Plus. These forms are used to identify specific needs or areas that require more input. Children are regularly and closely monitored.
Additional specialised teaching support is given when necessary. We formulate and implement appropriate educational programmes or interventions as promptly as possible and monitor their effectiveness. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in this process, thereby providing necessary and valuable support for their children.
Where a child has received an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) the school follows the recommendations of the plan with the identified methods and staff. Parents often initiate this process and are actively involved throughout.
The school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) monitors progress that children make and advises on interventions which may help children.
At Cherry Tree we aim to ensure that everyone connected with the school is given an equal opportunity to benefit from the school and all that it has to offer. Those who have additional needs are given extra support in order that their opportunity to fulfil their potential is equal to that of others. We endeavour to foster an attitude of care and respect throughout the school, so that we all value each other and give each person an equal opportunity to succeed. The school has an accessibility plan to optimise children’s physical access and curriculum access in the school and it reviews the delivery of information to all parents on a regular basis.
We like our children to be in school uniform and as such our uniform is designed to be practical and smart. We ask parents to support us in this so that all children feel part of the same community. School wear is available from www.tesco.com/ues
Children are out in all weathers. Please ensure they have their coats with them. Shoulder length hair or longer must be tied up at all times during the school day. This is a health and safety matter and of course helps to reduce the spread of head lice
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