At Ruislip Gardens School, we are fully committed to promoting inclusion of all children, whatever their age, ability, gender, race or background. We believe that the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every child in the school is of the utmost importance.
We support children with Additional Support. Any child may have additional educational needs during their school career: something with which they need help, or encouragement. This may be due to a specified need defined by Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language (EAL) or Able Gifted and Talented. In some cases, ill health may be defined as a Special Educational Need.
All children are assessed throughout the school year. In class children are given booster support if they are underachieving in order to help them achieve their full potential.
Ruislip Gardens Primary School is an inclusive school and committed to providing equal opportunities for all children. As a school we are happy to discuss individual access requirements.
Adaptations that the school has successfully made have included:
- School clubs, educational visits and residential trips are available to all children.
- When necessary the school will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that children with SEN and/or disabilities are included in all activities.
- Specific resources to support their SEND (e.g. sloped desk, a footstool, a Workstation, a laptop, a piece of software, etc.)
- Fitting handrails to the stairs to assist a child with mobility problems.
- Fitting a lift to enable children with mobility problems to access the building and to be able to access both floors.
- Fitting a disabled toilet upstairs and down to ensure that pupils who need access to a disabled toilet can use one nearby, wherever their classroom is positioned.
- A toilet adapted for disabled users by the school office.
- Wide doors in some parts of the building.
- Auxiliary aids or services to prevent them being at a substantial disadvantage (e.g. assistance from a sign language interpreter, lip-speaker or deaf–blind communicator, extra staff assistance, readers for people with visual impairments, translator).
- Designing a Learning Programme for Non English Speakers to enable them the best start to their education at RGS.
Some children may need further support during their school life and early identification is crucial. Children may have a range of needs such as academic, social and emotional, behavioural or physical, or speech and language needs. Our Inclusion team of Teachers and Learning Support Assistants are skilled professionals many with their own specialist areas such as Reading or Maths.
Please click here to read our SEND Information Report; this document outlines the commitment the school makes to children with Additional Support and Special Educational Needs.
Educational Health Care Plans (EHC)
If a child has severe complex needs their parents or the school can apply for an EHC from the London Borough of Hillingdon. Parents who require information about this procedure should contact the Inclusion Manager.
Children with SEN are placed on the Special Needs register to ensure their needs are fully met. Their progress is reviewed regularly and if their progress is sufficient that they no longer need support they are taken off the register.
Please click here to see The Local Authority's Local Offer for SEND.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
We are committed to making appropriate provision of teaching and resources for EAL pupils and for raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils who are at risk from underachievement. The school identifies individual pupil needs, recognises the skills they bring to school and ensures equality of access to the curriculum.
We aim to ensure that all EAL pupils are able to:
- Use English confidently and competently
- Use English as a means of learning across the curriculum
- Where appropriate, make use of their knowledge of other languages
Children who join the school and are new to the English Language are given a transition plan to help them adjust to their new school. The Inclusion Manager will meet with parents and discuss arrangements. Children will receive daily language support in order that they can settle in quickly, begin to make friends and be able to understand lessons and general school life. For children in the early stages of English language acquisition, vocabulary Pre-Teach lessons are given to help them understand the topic based lessons in more detail.
Able Gifted and Talented
We identify our Able Gifted and Talented pupils in a variety of ways: by teacher identification, parent/guardian notification and peer or self nomination. Class teachers are then responsible for ensuring pupils are receiving extension and enrichment activities that support, stretch, nurture and celebrate their skills. This is carried out in a variety of exciting ways such as mini projects, on-going extension tasks, excursions, running and attending clubs, challenges and competitions and also one-off experiences.
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.