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Stainton CE Primary School is a fully inclusive school and advocates the inclusive education policy of the Cumbria Local Authority. 


Inclusion looks at the needs of all pupils and recognises their preferred learning styles. This includes children with severe, moderate and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties, EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils and pupils considered to be Gifted and Talented.


Our SEND policy highlights how we include and provide a personalised and specialist curriculum for the children in our setting. This can be found in the SEND section on our website. 


At Stainton C of E School we respect and acknowledge the fact that pupils:


  • have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
  • require different strategies for learning;
  • learn at different rates;
  • require a range of different teaching strategies and experiences.


Teachers respond to a pupil's needs by:


  • providing support in all curriculum areas;
  • planning to develop pupil understanding through the use of all senses and experiences;
  • planning for full participation in learning and in physical and practical activities;
  • planning for pupils to manage their behaviour, enabling them to participate effectively and safely in learning.


Our school policies ensure that teaching arrangements are fully inclusive. The majority of pupils will have their needs met through normal classroom arrangements and appropriate differentiation, which may include short-term support such as Additional Literacy Support (ALS), Early Literacy Support (ELS) and Social Use of Language Development (SULP). In addition, there are children with SEND who may require a special learning situation built into a target plan or an  Individual Education Plan (IEP) which occasionally necessitates withdrawal for individual support, such as following a Reading Intervention programme or a phonics programme. Despite this, the ultimate aim is to maximise inclusion without adversely impacting on the provision of effective education for other children.




At Stainton CE Primary School we follow the Principles of Inclusion as laid down in the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs 2014, and which is fully endorsed by Cumbria County Council Local Authority.


  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally and physically;
  • All teachers view themselves as teachers of pupils with special educational needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility;
  • All pupils with special educational needs should have their needs met;
  • Pupil's special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom;
  • Pupil's views should be sought and taken into account;
  • Parents/carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child's education and therefore good home/school links are established.


For more information regarding how children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are included and catered for within our school then please look at our SEND section on the website. 

We work closely with our Inclusion Officer to ensure the best educational provision for all of our children. 

Ensuring that all children have full access to the school environment and learning experiences is our key priority. 


Aims of our Accessibility Plan


Our Accessibility Plan can be found in the SEND section on our website.


At Stainton CE Primary School, we have a commitment to equal opportunities for all members of the school community and our Accessibility Plan outlines our intention to remove barriers for disabled pupils and to:


  • increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the different areas of the national curriculum, increase access to extra-curricular activities and the wider school curriculum;
  • improve the physical environment of school to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided
  • improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.


For more information on 'Access and Inclusion' within Cumbria, then click on the following link: