ADMISSIONS TO OUR SCHOOL
As mentioned previously, pupils entering Jane Lane already have a Statement of Special Education Needs and have been identified as having Moderate Learning Difficulties.
It has been agreed by the Governing Body and the Local Authority, that the total number within all Key stages should not exceed 135 pupils. Pupils are referred to the school via the new entrants policies of the Local Education Authority.
Transfer to Jane Lane can occur at any age, starting from the term in which the children are 5 years old. Transfer at Year 10 or Year 11, however, is not ideal as pupils do not have much time in school to benefit by the move.
Parents considering whether to send their child to Jane Lane are welcome to make an appointment with the Headteacher to visit the school and to discuss any concerns.
In addition, we feel that it is important that any child who may be about to enter Jane Lane should visit beforehand. In this way we hope to involve the child as much as possible at all stages and to familiarise them with their new surroundings in order to reduce any feelings of insecurity.
In certain circumstances it is possible for a child who is to attend Jane Lane full time, to begin with a programme of gradual transition spending 2 or 3 days each week in both schools, for a limited period. The decision is taken after discussion with the child’s parents and present school, and if necessary the Educational Psychologist, as such an arrangement does not suit every child.
It is also possible for parents who are unsure of Special Educational provision and who may have a child with special needs still attending a mainstream school to make an appointment to see the Headteacher to have an ‘awareness’ visit.
THE SCHOOL AIMS
• to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant, differentiated to enhance the aptitudes and abilities of the individual pupil, and provides equal opportunities for all.
• to liaise with relevant external agencies when necessary, to provide informed support for the benefit of the individual pupil.
• to seek to maintain links with parents to form a positive partnership that will maximise the individual pupil’s potential.
• to endeavour to provide a curriculum that will enable each pupil to come to terms with the world in which he/she lives and to develop strategies for success in adult life.
• to provide a suitable framework within which the pupil can develop his/her own spiritual, moral, cultural and social code of conduct.
• to provide a stimulating and caring environment in which the child can develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
• to recognise and celebrate all achievements by pupils and staff.
• to develop positive attitudes towards learning and to facilitate a good work ethic.
THE SCHOOL OBJECTIVES
• to value each individual and to encourage respect for one another.
• to deliver the National Curriculum within a whole curriculum, at levels appropriate to each pupil’s ability and aptitude.
• to maintain each pupil’s statement of Special Educational Needs.
• to provide both systems and resources that will enable equal access to all aspects of school life for all pupils, regardless of gender, race, religion or disabilities.
• to work on a positive rewarding of achievement in order to develop a sound self image for each pupil and to provide as many ‘real’ opportunities as possible to develop self-reliance.
• to develop links with local commerce and industry in order that the older pupils will have first hand experience of the world of work, and be better placed to make vocational choices.
• to ensure that our school’s aims and objectives are regularly reviewed.