At St John Fisher, we pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of our school where we aim to cater for each individual, taking particular account of any specific needs or abilities.  We know that children often require support that is ‘additional to’ and ‘different from’ other children in a class.

At our school, every child is encouraged to access every opportunity and is supported with the necessary adaptations (providing equity) to successfully achieve their full potential.   

We value the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background and we actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. 

Children who have a specific area of need are given an SEN Support Plan (SSP), which is reviewed regularly throughout the year. Children, parents and the school are very much part of this assess, plan, do, review process.

We endeavour to ensure that all our children fulfil their potential and, within this context, we emphasise secure relationships, health and safety, enjoyment and achievement.

If you require any information about Special Educational Needs provision, please contact Claire Higgins (Inclusion Manager), via the school office.


Intent for Inclusion at St John Fisher

At St John Fisher we foster an inclusive culture from Nursery to Year Six. This inclusive ethos is nurtured in all pupils by staff who are dedicated to fostering supportive relationships with pupils to develop the learning and wellbeing of all. By promoting this inclusive atmosphere in our school community we endeavour to ensure that all children have a positive and happy time at school.

We strive to ensure that every child has the best possible experiences during their time at St John Fisher, to develop independence and reach their potential. We aim to consistently identify barriers to learning as early as possible to ensure that each child has the necessary support to make progress.

We provide opportunities for personal, social and academic development through matching and differentiating the curriculum to build on all children’s individual strengths. 

We recognise that at certain times children may need emotional and mental health support.  We aim to provide support that not only addresses the immediate difficulty but which encourages long term resilience and gives children skills to tackle future problems and develop successful reciprocal relationships.

We ensure that children and parents feel listened to and connected to the school community and have access and information about services available locally and nationally.

We are proud to prepare all children, whatever their needs and difficulties, with the necessary skills and confidence to meet the challenges of the next phase of their lives with enthusiasm and optimism.