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Inclusion

Charles Dickens Primary School is committed to meeting the needs of every pupil at the school. We have high expectations of all pupils whatever their needs and abilities and teach a creative, inclusive and enriched curriculum that helps every child reach his or her potential.

Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are highly valued and respected at Charles Dickens and are supported by dedicated, skilled and motivated teachers and support staff, and an Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion. We work hard to ensure that a child’s individual challenges are addressed and monitored so that every child makes progress, both academically and emotionally.

Special Educational Needs Policy

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SEND Information Report

You can download or view our SEND Information Report.

Documents referred to in the report can be downloaded or viewed below;

Accessibility Plan 2014

Complaints Procedure Policy

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Pupil Premium

In the financial year: April 2014 – March 2015, Pupil premium (expected to be £214,500) will be targeted at (in order of priority);

  • Looked After Children
  • Children requiring additional pastoral support including children ‘in need’ or subject to child protection plans
  • Children Eligible for Free School Meals
  • Children not on track to be at age expectations in reading at the end of KS1
  • Children at risk at not achieving age expected levels at the end of KS2

Download the Pupil Premium Autumn Term 2015 Spending Plan (PDF).

Download the Pupil Premium Spring Term 2015 Evaluation

Download the PPG Autumn Term Evaluation 2014

Download the Pupil Premium Spring Term 2015

Download the “ Proposed Spending Plan for Autumn Term 2014

We adapt our pupil premium spending each term to meet the ongoing needs of the children and based on the evidenced effectiveness of each intervention.

Download the Pupil Premium Impact Statement for Summer 2014

Download the Pupil Premium Impact Statement for Spring 2014

Download the Pupil Premium Impact Statement for Autumn 2013

Download the “ Pupil Premium Impact Statement for 2012 – 2013

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The More Able Child

Gifted and Talented children, who learn at a faster pace than the majority of their peers, are identified on a register which is shared with Southwark and Secondary Schools.

Pupils can be GT in Core Subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) as well as Foundation Subjects (including PE, Music, Drama, ICT and Art). Within daily lessons these pupils will receive differentiated, enriched and more challenging work to meet their specific needs.

Furthermore, pupils have additional opportunities to develop these skills within extra-curricular clubs at school and inter-school events. Artists work with talented staff and the resident artist to produce termly exhibitions; musicians perform in the Choir and Orchestra at the Mayor’s Thames Festival and actors audition for roles at The Globe Youth Theatre.

We continue to ensure very high levels of attainment for more able children as reflected in our excellent key stage one and key stage two results.

Opportunities for Gifted and Talented pupils could include: ‘Talented Writers Club’ and ‘Magazine Club’ (English), ‘Robotics Workshop at Imperial College London’ (Science and ICT), ‘Tag-rugby League’ and ‘Football Club’ (PE), ‘Art Club’ (Art), ‘Drama Club’ (Drama), ‘RHS Wisley Workshop’ (Science).

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Early Reading Support

The early acquisition of literacy skills is essential for children’s success at school and in life. Each class has several children who get extra support with their reading and writing.

This can include:

  • Daily intensive one to one lessons for 30 minutes a day with a specialist teaching assistant trained in Reading Recovery methods. This programme is different for every child, assessing what the child knows and what he/she needs to learn next. The focus of each lesson is to comprehend messages in reading and construct messages in writing; learning how to attend to detail without losing focus on meaning.
  • Weekly opportunities to read with a volunteer.

We focus strongly on learning to read because competent readers use a vast range of approaches and skills flexibly. The confidence gained from being a good reader also has a positive effect on all other curriculum areas.