A Message to Parents from the Bishop of Coventry
Bedworth has a precious heritage in its Church of England Schools.
Nicholas Chamberlaine was a former Rector of Bedworth and by his Will, made in 1712, he gave to his trustees certain land (including the Rye Piece and Croxhall’s Close, both names well known to Bedworth people), for the purpose of founding two schools, one for boys and one for girls.
It is a result of the generosity of Nicholas Chamberlaine that Bedworth is almost unique for a town of its size in now having a “family” of four Church of England Primary Schools. The Schools belong to the Nicholas Chamberlaine’s School Foundation and in recent years the Governors of the Foundation have been successful in rehousing all of the Schools in modern buildings.
But these Schools have something more to them than even good buildings and management and a long history. The reason why the Church of England is still seeking to work in partnership with the State in education is so that it can bring its own particular contribution to the whole.
There is a tradition of standards of teaching and of community life, of a shared sense of purpose and meaning which can best be sustained by a Christian vision. Of course we would not claim to have a monopoly of such qualities. But we do believe that our contribution to the educational system of our Country is to strive to provide schools with an avowedly Christian foundation and framework. Within this framework a true openness to others at to all of life, together with a discernment of whatever is good, right and true anywhere, can surely flourish, while the option of real Christian faith is always freely accessible. Such an education can thus be firmly based on Christian insights an values, whatever your own choice of approach.
I hope – indeed I am sure – that your child can find a happy and fulfilling life in this School
The principles on which this policy is based are:
- All children have a right to equal access to and participation in the education system.
- All children have individual needs and abilities which are to be valued.
- All children with Special Educational Needs have a right to the special education and care required to meet their particular needs.
- Children with Special Educational Needs should be provided with a broad balanced and relevant education.
- The views of the child, and parents/carers should be taken into account.
- These principles are reflected in the Schools Mission Statement – “A Commitment to Excellence” – which relates to all children regardless of their sex, culture or ability.
These definitions may encompass the following categories of S.E.N.:
- Communication and interaction.
- Cognition and learning.
- Behavioural, emotional and social development.
- Sensory and/or physical.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and/or members of the Learning Support team will:
- Carry out any further assessments as necessary.
- Plan future support with the class teacher.
- Monitor and review any action taken.
- Provide individual or group support.
- Provide different learning materials/resources.
The class teacher will:
- Plan and deliver an individualised programme.
- Keep the parents informed about the plan and progress made.
- Devise an Individual Education Plan to include short term targets, strategies, provision, review date, success criteria and outcome of review including parental views.