- Welcome to Ravenscroft Primary School
- Year 1 are visiting the Tower Bridge Experience this week
- A selection of Years 5 & 6 pupils are taking part in a Mini Tennis competition on Tuesday.
- Ravenscroft Chess players are taking part in an inter-school chess competition held at St Joachim's school on Thursday.
Autism provision & SEN
SEN provision for Children and Young People at Ravenscroft Primary School
As part of the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ which sets out support that is available for children and young people with SEN in the local area.
Newham’s Local Offer is availableon the Newham Website and tells parents how to access services in their area and what to expect from these services.
Alongside this, schools are required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.
This is the Local offer for Ravenscroft Primary school. It describes the arrangements we make that are ‘additional’ and ‘different’ for pupils with SEN. This information has been produced together with parents, carers and our children and young people and will be reviewed annually.
The following information outlines the support and provision pupils with SEN can expect at Ravenscroft school.
Ravenscroft Primary School is a very special school where we combine outstanding standards of educational attainment (ranking with the highest attaining primary schools in the country) with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We encourage our pupils to see themselves not just as being part of, and contributing to, our school community but to London, their city.
Ravenscroft is growing rapidly – we are now a three form entry school with a provision for children with autism. We are proud of all our pupils and they are proud of our school. Many of our pupils are with us from Nursery to Y6 but we warmly welcome the pupils who join us at different stages in their school career.
We place great emphasis on supporting our pupils to develop their resilience and on encouraging them to become aspirational. Our motto is at the heart of everything we do in school and we expect our pupils to explore, achieve, and fly!
As a school we work hard to support children's holistic development and remove barriers to achievement so that all pupils can participate fully in the life of the school.
To do this, we
- Set suitable learning challenges.
- Respond to pupils' diverse learning needs.
- Value all students and staff equally.
- Increase the participation of students in (and reduce their exclusion from), the culture, curriculum and community of school.
- View the difference between students as resources to support learning, rather than as problems to be overcome.
- We have a resourced provision for pupils on the autistic spectrum.
The Ravenscroft Autism Provision aims to ensure that:
Pupils with autism explore, connect and contribute!
- pupils with autism are happy, confident and included in every area of school life
- all pupils access and explore a multi-sensory learning environment (indoor and outdoor) that is attractive, friendly and safe
- class teachers and supporting staff are trained and experienced in meeting the needs of pupils with autism
- staff teams work in partnership with families and carers
- a specialist autism teacher and therapists work with teams to assess the pupil’s specific needs and provide appropriate interventions and advice
- pupils with autism build strong relationships with staff and have a real sense of shared responsibility
- all staff reflect on how children communicate through behaviour, and respond flexibly and creatively to challenges
- pupils with autism contribute to, and enjoy being part of, the wider community
As a pupil with autism at Ravenscroft Primary School, I can expect to...
- be welcomed and appreciated as a valued member of my class
- enjoy and explore the world around me, both in school and on visits
- take part in curriculum activities that are purposeful and meaningful for me
- develop ways of communicating and interacting with others that are mutually effective and enjoyable
- learn how to regulate my sensory and emotional needs
- be given every opportunity to become an independent learner
- be creative and imaginative, motivated by my interests and self-confidence
- use technology and lots of different resources and locations to enhance my learning
- be supported to develop socially, morally, emotionally and physically
- feel included and understood and know that my opinions count