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Inclusion 

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying is an inclusive school committed to a broad, balanced curriculum that focuses on the wellbeing and progress of every child. We have high expectations of all our students, and every member of the school community is regarded as being of equal worth and importance. The school is committed to a collective responsibility for the implementation of the values inherent in this statement.

Being an independent Catholic, international school, we have a strong commitment to the teaching of Christianity whilst supporting a multi-faith approach to the curriculum. We recognise, value and celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in our school, and pride ourselves on our commitment to engendering a culture of tolerance, acceptance and mutual respect. The Catholic ethos of the school is reflected in our positive and calm atmosphere. We endeavour to ensure that all our students fulfil their potential and, within this context, we emphasise health and safety, enjoyment and achievement and the beginnings of responsibility for themselves and others. These skills will be carried forward to the next phase of education and throughout life. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture and a school community where:

  • Everyone is made to feel welcome to the school
  • Children help each other
  • Staff work together to include everybody
  • Staff and children treat each other with respect
  • Staff work in partnership with parents
  • Staff and governors work together to include everybody
  • All local communities are  involved with the school

We believe that effective learning takes place when children work in a purposeful and stimulating environment that supports a wide range of learning styles. To ensure our students achieve their potential, we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. We use appropriate teaching strategies and interventions that make learning challenging, enjoyable and successful, whilst maintaining equality of educational opportunity for all.

We aim to achieve good inclusive practice through:

  • High expectations for all students
  • Seeing students as individuals who are equally valued
  • Adapting systems and structures to meet the needs of students whatever their disability, learning difficulty or personal circumstances
  • Fully involving all students in the learning process
  • Enabling students to participate in the life and work of the school to the best of their abilities, whatever their needs
  • Recognising and valuing the diversity of cultures, languages, religions, opinions and beliefs in society as a rich resource to support everyone’s learning
  • Fostering and sustaining relationships between our school and the local community
  • Setting and monitoring achievable targets that challenge the learning capabilities of all children
  • Opportunities to participate in a range of inclusion activities with Anfield School mainstream programmes and activities.
  • Early intervention and a graduated approach to meeting students’ needs
  • Giving more able students, who demonstrate a particular aptitude in a curriculum area,  opportunities to extend their learning in class or work on challenges outside the classroom
  • Using assessment to encourage and recognise the achievement of all students
  • Giving all students access to an assessment system that is able to demonstrate their progress and achievements
  • Educational practitioners planning, reviewing and teaching in partnership with their colleagues, students and parents
  • Staff seeking to remove all barriers to learning and participation in school
  • Encouraging parents to work in partnership with the school to support the learning and participation of all students