Alexander McLeod Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and excellent quality education to all our children.  We believe that ALL children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them.  We also aim for ALL children to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Alexander McLeod Primary School.  We are recognised by many professionals for the priority we give to Inclusion and many parents and carers choose to send their children to us for this very reason. Our school was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark and was given the title of 'Centre of excellence' due to our ongoing commitment to inclusion.   

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.  This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which takes account of their varied life experiences and needs.


“Inclusion is not giving everyone the same thing.  Inclusion is giving each person what they need to succeed.”


Within school we pay particular attention to the provision for and achievement of different groups of learners to ensure that we are doing the very best we can:

  • Girls and boys, minority ethnic and faith groups, travellers, asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Learners who need support to learn English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Learners with special educational needs
  • Learners who are disabled
  • Those who are looked after by the Local Authority
  • Others such as those who are sick, those who are young carers, those who are in families under stress.
  • Any learners who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion


We support these children internally through short or long term interventions, targeted teaching, and support from outside professionals such as Early Help, Waterside, Speech and Language, ASD or any other means that enable these learners to access what they need to succeed.  (For more information please read SEND policy)

If you have a query, concern or suggestion related to any aspect of Inclusion then please speak to Mrs Farish or the relevant member of the team who are listed below.


The Inclusion Team


Mrs Farish                            Mrs Shaw                          Mrs Bearfoot                Inclusion Consultant             Assistant Head                    SENCo                            (senior leader with               with responsibility                                                          overall responsibility             for Pastoral Care                                                            for Inclusion)                        and Behaviour


Mrs Welch – Behaviour Co-ordinator                Mrs Johnson – Family Engagement                                                                            Officer


   Mrs Favata – EAL Coordinator


Mrs Jeffries – Behaviour co-ordinator       


Mrs Thomasi-Hyde – Link School Governor for Inclusion

SEND Local offer