Inclusion Statement

All of us are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) and are, therefore, of infinite worth. Because of this it is imperative that every child in the school receives an inclusive education that is broad, balanced and specific to their needs. At St Mary’s ‘to him who knocks, the door shall be open’ (Matthew 7:8) therefore, we are committed to ensuring equality of access to all aspects of school life for all pupils regardless of gender, race, special educational need and disability or social and cultural backgrounds in the hope for a better and brighter future.

At St Mary’s we set high expectations of all children and strive to ensure they all reach their potential. Striving for equity and justice for all. Our curriculum is unique and builds on prior learning, with oracy at its heart. Therefore, within each lesson children are encouraged to engage and be an integral part of the class no matter what level their learning or language ability is.

Through our Christian environment we aim to:
• welcome all children, parents and family to build a community of support around a child in cooperation with the other outside agencies, ensuring there is a multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of all vulnerable learners
• ensure that all children receive a curriculum that is unique to them and enables them to achieve as well as build their self-esteem
• inspire all children to set high expectations for themselves which challenge and enable them to grow in wisdom

We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all groups of learners regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment or background. We are aware that we may need to adapt our provision for different groups of learners, for example:
• Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
• Children learning English as an additional language (EAL)
• Children with Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
• Children identified as vulnerable