Brockley Primary School - Our Ethos & Approach to Inclusivity
At Brockley Primary we are proud to be a warm, welcoming and fully inclusive school. Whilst we may not always get things right, we try our best for every child and will always listen and try to address any concerns brought to our attention.
Every child in our school has different needs from the simplest need of a step to reach the sink, a pencil grip to help them hold their pencil correctly or extra care and reassurance as they get to school in the morning to the more complex needs of different methods of communication, larger physical aids and medication.
Some of our children need support with their academic work, some need help with the physical challenges they face, and others need emotional and behavioural support, which is often the hardest need for people who do not know the full story to understand. Some children need support because of traumatic events in their lives, some children will always need support, and some will eventually be able to function independently again.
Our children are some of the most patient, understanding and supportive young people I have ever had the privilege of working with. They support each other and are not afraid to ask why a child needs a wheelchair or what their medicine is for. They do not hesitate to try to communicate with children who do not communicate as they do.
However, it has been brought to my attention that unfortunately we have recently had reports from distressed parents who have heard or seen other parents discussing children’s behaviour and being incredibly unkind. There is usually a reason behind a child’s behaviour or provision, and I ask you to consider why a child may be ‘acting out’ or receiving additional support as opposed to condemning them, their parent’s behaviour management or the school’s strategies.
If you have any concerns for your child and their needs, whether they are academic, physical or emotional needs, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see either their class teacher or myself as SENDCo/Headteacher and we will ensure we do our best to support you.