At Riverside, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. We recognise that many children will have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and believe that children can be helped to overcome their difficulties with the right support.
Our SENCO, Ms Barnard can be contacted through the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our policies can be found below
Speech and Language Resource Base:
Riverside has a Speech and Language Resource Base for children who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) with a primary need of speech, language and communication (SLCN). The Resource at Riverside is an integrated provision, meaning children who have a place are based in a mainstream class appropriate to their age. The majority of their learning takes place in their mainstream classroom alongside their peers but come out of class for speech and language therapy intervention. The resource is not an appropriate provision for pupils with complex needs who require a very high level of classroom support. Please see the information booklet for more detailed information.
The RBWM local offer can be found here: https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer
The Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Windsor and Maidenhead provide impartial information on matters relating to SEN and Disabilities: https://cyp.iassnetwork.org.uk/service/information-advice-and-support-ias-service-for-windsor-and-maidenhead/
We are fortunate to have a Nurture Group at Riverside. Our three Learning Mentors are all trained Nurture Practitioners and we have a dedicated room (Sunflower Room) for our group. A nurture group is a school-based intervention run by two members of staff with up to twelve pupils. The aim is to replace missing early experiences by developing positive pupil relationships with both teachers and peers in a supportive environment. Effective nurture group practice follows the six principles of nurture. Nurture groups are designed to address the social and emotional needs that can hamper pupils’ learning. So as well as providing academic teaching, the group is designed to help children develop vital social skills, to develop confidence and self-respect, and to take pride in behaving well and in achieving. More information about nurture groups can be found at https://www.nurtureuk.org/
The Inclusion Charter: