Phoenix Infant Academy is an inclusive Infant school. We hold a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community. We offer a range of provision to support children with Special Educational Needs. The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual need following thorough assessment by internal or external agencies. It will be designed to support pupils towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.
We aim to provide equal opportunities for all groups of children, including those with diverse needs. Our main objective is to safeguard the interests of all children and to ensure they achieve their full potential. All children should have the opportunity to join with their peers in the curriculum and life of the school. We aim to pay particular attention to the provision for, and the achievement of, ‘different groups’ within the school, providing extra resources and support, where possible.
If you have any further queries about our SEN provision, please contact the Inclusion Lead, Becky Austin, via the school office.
The Resource Base
Phoenix infant Academy has a resource base, for up to 9 children with complex needs, including ASD, who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) to support their individual development.
What does this mean for the school?
It means that we admit children with complex needs, including those who are on the autistic spectrum in our mainstream school via consultations with the SEN admissions team at Slough Borough Council. Each child in the Resource Base is part of a mainstream class, and integrate with their class with day to day activities according to their individual needs and will receive specialist support as identified or specified by their SEN EHC Plans.
What does it mean for the child?
An excellent education to enable all children to achieve, flourish and succeed through:
- Promoting awareness of inclusion to children and the entire school community.
- A high expectation for all children to achieve their potential through a rich, inspiring curriculum
- Working in partnership with parents and with a strong network of schools to build and develop the highest standards of teaching and learning
- Providing a safe, secure and supportive environment in which all children and adults are valued and respected, and develop a sense of self worth
- Giving children the confidence and desire to make a meaningful contribution to the wider world and develop a strong sense of social relationship
If you have any further queries about our Resource Base, please contact our dedicated Inclusion Lead, Becky Austin, via the school office.
Please see the SEN Information Report below, written in an accessible font, for further information and frequently asked questions: