Our Vale at Belmont Inclusion scheme is for primary aged Vale pupils who are included full-time at Belmont Infants and Belmont Junior schools.
This scheme caters for pupils with physical disabilities, some of whom have additional medical and/or learning needs. Pupils on this scheme require some specialist facilities and adaptations, but with varying levels of support, equipment and curriculum modifications, are full members of the mainstream school communities. Members of the Vale Inclusion Team provide teaching input and also liaise with therapists and external agencies to provide the necessary conditions and support, which will enable these pupils to benefit from a mainstream environment.
Belmont has been adapted in order to make the site fully wheelchair accessible with ramps, a lift and disabled toilets.
The Vale Inclusion Team works collaboratively with mainstream staff, therapists and parents to develop Individual Education Plans, set targets and devise strategies, which are reviewed termly. Pupils follow the National Curriculum.
Therapists visit regularly to assess, devise and deliver programmes for the pupils.
Within this framework, Pupil Support Plans / Therapy Priorities are developed in consultation with parents / persons with parental responsibility through a series of termly meetings and the Annual Review of the Education and Healthcare Plan. For all pupils, individual programmes and targets are then set by the Inclusion Team after consultation with parents and the appropriate professionals including: physiotherapists; occupational therapists; speech and language therapists; educational psychologists; school nurses, and visiting teachers of the visually or hearing impaired.