HOW WILL MY CHILD BE INCLUDED IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM INCLUDING ALL TRIPS?

v  At Orchard Junior School we put support in place to enable all pupils to be included in all aspects of school life.

v  Risk Assessments are carried out prior to all school trips and necessary support and transport arranged where deemed necessary to ensure Health and Safety considerations are met.

v  Parents of pupils with SEND are always consulted prior to school trips and where appropriate accompany the class.

v  Every effort has been made to include all pupils in residential visits with the appropriate level of support in place. On the rare occasion where this has not been possible alternative visits / activities that cover the same curriculum areas are arranged with the agreement of the individual child’s parents. Where possible we would aim to include a group of the child’s friends in these visits / activities.

v  At Orchard Junior School all pupils in Year 4 have the opportunity to take part in an intensive swimming programme. Individual coaching support and specialist transport has been arranged to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.