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Inclusion

Finton House is committed to providing the best learning environment for every child who comes through its doors, and our staffing and resources are deployed first and foremost to meet children’s individual needs.

Special Educational Needs

Classes at Finton House are made up of children of a wide range of abilities and some children may need specific support in particular areas or a personalised programme.

Pupils have access to a wide range of learning resources, which are used to enhance their successes and progress. Learning difficulties are identified and support is put in place as early as possible.

Working in close partnership with parents we aim to provide co-ordinated support from teaching staff, peripatetic therapists, Learning Support teachers, assistants and outside agencies.

What we have to offer:

  • One dedicated SENCO with responsibility for overseeing the provision for all children with special educational needs. In addition, we also have an Assistant SENCO.
  • Small groups for literacy and numeracy.
  • Early Intervention groups for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2.
  • Extra-curricular groups to support children’s physical and social development and emotional well-being
  • A team of specialist peripatetic Learning Support teachers who provide 1:1 support.
  • Part time peripatetic Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Part time peripatetic Occupational Therapist.
  • Two part time School Counsellors (BACP accredited)
  • Part time peripatetic specialist AST teacher
  • Ongoing professional development for all staff to ensure they are up to date with current SEN policies and provision
  • Specialist working space – Learning Support suite of rooms, fully fitted Occupational Therapy room

More Able, Gifted and Talented

At Finton House we aim to offer challenges and opportunities to our more able pupils, during lessons and through activities and clubs. In class, all teachers produce extension activities aimed at encouraging these children to explore topics more deeply, consider different viewpoints, challenge themselves to ‘think laterally’ and push themselves beyond their comfort zone.

In addition to extension work in class, children who have been identified as being particularly able in specific subjects are invited to attend a variety of mind stretching clubs such as:

  • Quiz Club; a general knowledge club where participants do a weekly quiz and compete in an interschool championship in the Spring Term
  • Creative writing group run by a teacher who is also a published writer
  • Maths Puzzle Club
  • Recorder Ensemble
  • Sports training

Selected children also attend more able events hosted by Finton House and other local schools in areas such as History, Philosophy and Thinking Skills and Science.

At every opportunity we celebrate the success of these children and try to ensure that we foster their love of learning and give them the tools to achieve success.


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