What is Inclusion?

Inclusion is a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, age, gender, disability, religion, cultural beliefs, medical, sexual orientation or other needs. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance. The aim of inclusion in schools is that every child is valued and their educational and personal needs are met.

What does Inclusion look like at Simon Balle All through School?

Simon Balle All through school believes that high quality education can change lives. We are committed to being an inclusive school, welcoming all young people regardless of their starting points, or past experiences. Our school is built upon a set of core moral standards, and as a community we expect our community to also promote these. We place a great emphasis upon developing positive relationships, working in partnership with parents and accepting all young people for who they are. 

“The headteacher’s clear vision for the school is known and shared by everyone. Strong moral values underpin the school’s aims and ethos. Leaders treat all student’s as individuals, and do not regard students’ background or prior attainment as a challenge to how well they can achieve. Students come first in this school, and equal opportunities are at the forefront of what the school stands for.”

We aim to develop a culture of inclusion, equality and diversity in which success is celebrated and all those connected to the school feel a sense of belonging, proud of their identity and be able to participate fully in school life. 

Our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion vision runs through everything we do as a school: 

“All students regardless of their starting points, or past experiences can access a broad and balanced curriculum, pastoral support, career information and enrichment that increases social and academic opportunities, as well as significantly increasing the likelihood of improved education outcomes , career opportunities and life chances”.

Simon Balle all through School Inclusion Framework:

  • Inclusion Values of the School
  • Learning, Environment, Resources & ICT
  • Learner Attitudes, Values & Personal Development
  • Learner Progress and the Impact on Learning
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • Governors, Management & External Accountability
  • The School in the Community

Our Inclusion team:

Inclusion Senior Lead- Adam Quirke (Assistant Headteacher)

  • Helen Witty – Head of Learning Support, SENDCo
  • Philippa Craik – SEND Manager
  • Daniella Hall – Primary SEND Lead (SENDCo)
  • Liz Cave / Carolyn Selby Access Arrangements (SENDCo)
  • Mary Williams (SEND Primary Champion)

SEND Specialist staff (literacy)

  • David Harrold
  • Caroline Robinson-Day