Birklands is an inclusive school, committed to the success of every pupil. In the Foundation Stage we screen every child for language and communication abilities and needs. Throughout school we keep careful track of each child, regularly re-assess their learning progress and review individual targets. If children have difficulty we intervene quickly and provide relevant support.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Birklands Primary School follows the government’s ‘Revised Code of Practice’ to identify, assess and support pupils with Special Educational Needs. We provide tailored support through individual education plans. Support may be given in class, a small group or through withdrawal classes by a skilled team of teachers and learning support assistants.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Pupils for whom English is an additional language benefit from our emphasis on the core curriculum gaining extra support until they reach the expected achievement for their age in English. Through careful assessment and a combination of small learning groups, our pupils have full access to the learning opportunities provided by the school.
Gifted and Talented Pupils
We want all our pupils to maximise their potential and we are not content with gifted and talented pupils simply achieving the expected level for their year. We ensure that all our pupils are appropriately challenged and supported. Careful identification and assessment enable us to provide suitable challenge and differentiation to extend the learning of all our pupils.