Inclusion at Fair Field Junior School
Fair Field Junior School currently has 43 pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding. We have a Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-18 to enable us to plan how the money will be carefully spent to ensure good outcomes for these pupils.
Inclusion at Fair Field means:
- all children feel safe as part of their community
- everything possible is done to minimise barriers to childrens’ learning at the earliest opportunity
- personalised provision will be supported to enable all children to achieve their full potential
- parents and carers will be active participants in the decisions affecting their child’s education
- children’s views are actively sought at all stages of their education
The role of the inclusion leader is to ensure that all our children are happy, safe and achieving their full potential through planned interventions and careful nurture support. Before your children start at Fair Field, there will be effective transition meetings with the infant school, where many of our children come from. We have excellent links with the school and the staff work closely together. In addition to this, our Executive Head teacher knows the families across both schools, which is hugely beneficial for both schools. This ensures that we have a good understanding of your child and can put support in place early on. Here is the link to St Johns V C Infant and Nursery School for further information.
Children with SEND are identified and supported through quality first teaching and additional interventions to ensure they make expected or accelerated progress throughout their years at Fair Field. Children will be identified as requiring SEN support and additional external agencies will be contacted in agreement with parents/carers to ensure that tailored support is given. If a child is working at least 2 years below age expectations it maybe necessary to apply for an EHC plan to ensure that the child receives continued targeted provision throughout their schooling and adult life up to the age of 25. Additional information about applying for an EHC assessment is in the link below.
Children with a gift or talent in any area of the curriculum
Our aim is to ensure that children with a gift or talent in any area of the curriculum are given an opportunity within the school day to excel and share their strengths with others. Other opportunities are sought out like links with schools like Queens School for Sport, Purcell Music School and Maths Competitions. We welcome local community members getting in touch to widen the children’s experiences in all areas of the curriculum.
Transition and links with Secondary Schools
Children from Fair Field go to many secondary schools in the wider area including Bushey Meads, Queens, Hertswood, Verulum, St. Albans School for Girls, Marlbourough, Parmiters, Watford Grammar Schools and Westfield Academy. The inclusion leader ensures that information is passed on about all our pupils and in particular those with SEND so that support can be continued into the children’s next stage of learning. Here are some links to the schools so that you can make an informed decision about your choices when applying for secondary school places.
When applying for secondary school it is important to visit the schools you are interested in and then decide on your choices. Some schools do not require your child to sit a test while others do. You will need to check this information before making your choices. There is a link with further information below. Please come in to school to speak to us if you need any further information or want to discuss your child’s needs.