Dundonald Primary School is an inclusive school where the individuality of all our children is respected and valued, regardless of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender, religious beliefs or background.
We are committed to providing the best care and support for all of our children and their families.
We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning to ensure all children are included in all aspects of school life.
Our vision is to support the whole child, to strive for excellence and to secure positive relationships within our school community.
From time to time this means that staff may feel that a child would benefit from additional support. This support is usually provided through mini lessons either 1:1 or in small groups.
Due to our skilled and experienced staff, we are able to offer a wide range of support.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
At Dundonald Primary School, the special educational needs and disabilities of children are identified through observation, assessment and discussions with parents/carers/previous school records and health agencies, for example, GP, school nurse etc. Parents/carers are consulted at every stage and invited to attend meetings with the SENDCO (Special Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator) and support services.
If you require any information about Special Educational Needs provision, please contact Claire Robson (Inclusion Manager/SENDCO).
The Pupil Premium (PP) is an additional funding for children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), are 'Looked After Children' (LAC) and/or children from Service families. The extra funding is intended to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and support children with parents in the regular armed forces.
Ever 6: The Pupil Premium will include pupils recorded in the school census who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years.
Find out more about Pupil Premium here.
English as Additional Language
The term EAL (English as an Additional Language) is used when referring to pupils whose main language at home is a language other than English.
At Dundonald we value and respect cultural diversity, recognise the positive benefits of bilingualism and believe that all children have the right to equal opportunity of access to the curriculum. The school is committed to making appropriate provision of teaching and resources for pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL) and for raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils who are at risk from under-achievement.
Please find out more in the following documents: