All children are included in all parts of the school curriculum and we aim for all children to be included in school trips and activities outside the classroom. We will provide the necessary support to ensure that this is successful, and may discuss this with parents/carers in advance where appropriate. On occasions it may be appropriate for a parent/carer to accompany a child on a school trip, depending upon a child’s individual needs.
A risk assessment is carried out prior to any trip or activity outside of the classroom to ensure health and safety will not be compromised. In the unlikely event that it is considered unsafe for a child to take part in an activity, then alternative activities that cover the same curriculum areas will be provided within the school environment wherever possible.
Some children find lunchtime challenging. Depending on their needs, it might not be appropriate for them to eat in the dining room with a large number of children, or spend long periods outside in a less structured environment. Each child’s needs will be considered on an individual basis.