Toddington St George Church of England School
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Copyright - Toddington St George
Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
Academy Company Number  
08285812
“TSG - the place to be!”
Our key policies are detailed above and below. A complete list can be obtained by contacting the school office
Key policies:
Preventing and tackling bullying - Section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006
SEN and Disability - Section 317(5) (a) of the Education Act 1996 - implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with special educational needs.
SEND Policy summary
The School recognises that the The National Curriculum alongside the EYFS (2012) Curriculum is a statutory requirement for all children in maintained schools that set the areas and content of learning in each key stage. It is the philosophy of our school to implement this by providing a secure and caring environment for children according to their needs and abilities. We believe that all pupils who may have special educational needs throughout, or at any time during their school careers, are entitled to extra support targeted to their particular requirements. Our aim is to foster a love and excitement for learning and equip children with skills to live a happy and successful life and contribute positively to the wider community.
Overview
It is the policy of the School to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning.
These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs. Teachers take account of these requirements and make the provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.
Children may have special educational needs either throughout, or at any time during their school career. This policy ensures that the curriculum planning and assessment for children with special education needs takes account of the type and extent of difficulty experienced by the child.
Every child with SEN and disability in this inclusive school has an entitlement to fulfill his/her optimum potential. This is achieved by ensuring the well being of all pupils in relation to being healthy staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving social and economic well-being  These have been identified aims from previous guidance. Every child matters (2004).
Definition of Special Education Needs
Children have special educational need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Children have a learning difficulty if they:
a) Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or
b) Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
c) Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definition at a) or b) above or would so if special educational provision was not made for them
The role of the Governing Body
The Governing body does its best to secure the necessary provision for any pupil identified as having special educational needs. The governors ensure that all teachers are aware of the importance of providing for these children. They consult with the LEA and other schools, when appropriate and report annually to parents on the success of the schools policy for children with special educational needs.
The Governing body has decided that children with special educational needs will be admitted to the school and include in line with the schools agreed admissions policy.
As this is a summary, a full copy of the policy detailing educational inclusion, access to the curriculum, parent partnerships; and how resources are allocated and monitored is available by request from the school office.


How we celebrate our British culture and values in school.

Our school is a happy, busy place with children and staff who have a range of faiths, represent a range of cultures and who speak a range of languages. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all in our school community and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate this. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Each individual person is valued and respected and our aim to “Light in spark in every child” represents our wish for all children to excel and be recognised in their own right.
Toddington St George CE School has clear values based on our Church of England trust deed and these underpin our ethos, our mission statement and our behaviour policy. Our Governors, staff and parents believe that our school values include key values of British society such as tolerance, freedom, justice, liberty and community/collective responsibility. (See Values 3 year cycle).
Children love to experience events that we celebrate from a range of faiths, cultures and languages, but also love the uniquely British events we enjoy each year. Many of the activities are linked to our role in the village community and in our support of village events/village community groups.
British culture, values and identity are woven into our school life and our curriculum in addition as we celebrate the church year we include many events, service and festivals that are embedded within British culture.
Obviously dates of some religious festivals change and that determines when some events are held but the table below represents many of the annual events in school in which British culture, values and identity are enjoyed and learnt from.

September

October

November

December

School  Council Elections

MacMillan Coffee Morning


Harvest  Festival ,Harvest Appeal

(local and overseas)

Harvest Show

Operation Shoe box appeal

(overseas appeal)

Holden by house WW2 trip

Stock wood park Iron age and

stone trip

Andy Goldsworthy land art trip


Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

Remembrance Service

Village Remembrance service

and wreath

Children in Need Event

St Andrews Day-Scotland

British History Year 2

Friendship to all (anti bullying week)

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

Remembrance Service

Village Remembrance service

and wreath

Children in Need Event

St Andrews Day-Scotland

British History Year 2

Friendship to all (anti bullying week) Village  Christmas Town Band Concert

Advent focus

Christmas Service and productions

Theatre visit to pantomime

British  farm animals and “ Farm to Food visit”


January

February

March

April

European Languages Day

including a  focus on  British

dialect and accent

Viking settlers to UK shores



Local myth -Conger Hill trip

Pancakes-Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

Lent

St David’s Day-Wales

St Patrick’s Day-N Ireland

World Book Day

Big Litter pick-school/village

Easter events

St George’s Day and St George’s

Day celebrations-England

Village Spring festival

Scottish Island adventure /

Katie Morag Sea farers –include British

Elizabethan and 20th century explorers  

May

June

July

August

Pentecost

Harlington Area Schools Trust

British Bake Off

British Seaside work

On the Move work/including

British Transport/ maps

Roald Dahl literature/

city factory trip- Birmingham

Sports Day

Classes vote fro team names

Annual theme

Recent themes -World Cup /

Olympics themes

Leavers Service

Residential Trip to another county

Local Village study

British rivers, beaches and canal study

Summer holiday diaries/summer day

trip scarp books tasks to support move

into new class.

Village library Summer reading challenge

Recent Special events have included

The Royal wedding Golden Jubilee

Olympics

Birth of Prince George

Commonwealth Games

World Cup

Scottish referendum

Opportunities afforded by these events


Knowledge and understanding of

The Royal family and the importance of their roles and work.

British Parliamentary leaders – who is our Prime Minister and how is he/she elected

Archbishops and the Pope  - who leads the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church

Why we sing the National Anthem and joining together to sing it

The  history of the Commonwealth

Music by Edward Elgar ,Benjamin Britten  and music used for the major sporting events performed by British artists

Sporting stars and how they can inspire us.