Welcome to Inclusion Support at Burton Borough School
Burton Borough School is an inclusive school that is at the heart of the Newport Community. We are committed to ensuring all pupils feel happy and valued and have a keen sense of Belonging in school. We celebrate diversity and believe that our community is enhanced by our differences. All students have hidden abilities and it is our role to help our young people discover what makes them special. All pupils in our school access our broad and balanced curriculum offer. This includes inclusive sports activities, trips and enrichment.
We embed a culture that recognises all teachers are teachers of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and we expect all our staff know the students as individuals We are proud of the high-quality teaching embedded in every classroom, a curriculum designed with careful consideration to our learners with SEND, our 2 support hubs that provide personalised approaches to both learning and nurture and our Engage and Shine provision. Our comprehensive approach ensures every learner can access engaging and challenging experiences across the curriculum, extra-curricular and pastoral support, with increasing independence. We are ambitious for our learners and expect all SEND students to make academic progress in line with their peers.
All our pupils engage in a full curriculum, with targeted interventions planned into their school day. In exceptional circumstances, personalised timetables can be implemented and may include attending an alternative provision, such as the use of Wildlings.
The Inclusion Support Team works closely with students and families to ensure co-production of student support plans. We want our families to trust us and to be confident that we offer expert advice, reassurance and intervention. All students on the SEND register receive:
- A TA as keyworker who frequently mentors the student and acts as the initial point of SEND contact with home;
- A co-produce student support plan; (click here for an example of a blank Student Support Plan)
- Assess, Plan, Do, Review documents and regular review meetings; (click here for an example of a blank APDR document)
- An annual meeting to review student progress and to update support plans;
- A meeting with the SEND team at parents’ evening;
- Invites to half-termly coffee mornings
- A Termly bulletin
- High staff awareness of student need through effective internal communication.
- An open door policy and responsive communication
We welcome parental contact. Please do get in touch should you have any questions or would like to visit our school. You may contact us using our contact form
Kim Stephens - Vice Principal for Inclusion
Emily Wheat - SENDCo
The link governor for SEND - Mark Austin
The SEND policy can be found on our polices page which can be accessed here