Being an Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) School
At SPIS we believe that, “Inclusion is a process that maximises the entitlement of all pupils to a broad, relevant and stimulating curriculum, which is delivered in the environment that will have the greatest impact on their learning. All schools, whether special or mainstream, should reflect a culture in which the institution adapts to meet the needs of its pupils and is provided with the resources to enable this to happen”.
(The Association of Head teachers 2003)
'Sutton's Information, Advice and Support Service' (SIASS) provide impartial and free support to families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), please see the attached leaflet for more information.
Complaints about SEN provision in our school rarely occur but should parents have complaints then these should be made to the class teacher in the first instance. The procedure is firstly that the class teacher attempts to resolve matters, then if required the SENCO and thereafter the HT will become involved. They will then be referred to the school’s complaints policy. If the complaint is still unresolved, then the person making the complaint is advised of their rights under Section 23 of the Education Reform Act. The Local Governing Body (LGB) will consider the complaint, after which, if necessary the Local Authority will become involved.
School will inform parents/carers of the local authority’s commissioned independent disagreement resolution service. The parents of pupils with disabilities have the right to make disability discrimination claims to the first-tier SEND tribunal if they believe that our school has discriminated against their children. They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding exclusions, provision of education and associated services and making reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services.