Inclusion at DESS
Our Vision and Ethos
Our vision at DESS is to nurture independent, confident and resilient learners who respond to challenge and aspire to reach their full potential. We aim to develop self-worth, mutual respect and enjoyment in the process of learning for all children.
At DESS, Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about improving education for all and providing children with the best start in life. We ensure quality education is received through targeting barriers and addressing need, this is a central feature of our school values and ethos.
Modification and the removal of barriers is a fundamental part of curriculum planning at DESS. Lessons are modified to meet the needs of learners. Through responsive planning and Quality First Teaching, we continually reflect and adapt lessons to meet the needs of our children. This approach ensures teachers are highly successful at modifying the curriculum to personalise the learning journey for all children.
As staff, we are committed to supporting the needs of all the children in our care. Both academic and pastoral needs are at the forefront of DESS’ ethos, as both aspects are of equal importance ensuring we nurture well-rounded and confident individuals.
As parents, we entrust our children to the care and support of DESS. We are confident that the school has both academic progress and emotional wellbeing at the heart of everything it does.
As children, we love our school and will do our best to achieve. We are not afraid to take risks with our learning, knowing that DESS is always there to support and encourage us.
The role of external agencies is to provide guidance and support for staff, parents and children. We work closely with the school to develop well rounded and confident young people.