Claycots school is at the heart of two diverse and vibrant communities in Slough. The Inclusion team works with children and families to ensure that everyone feels welcome at Claycots, regardless of age, gender, nationality, religion or disability. Learning through our LIVE values ensures that Claycots children, the citizens of tomorrow, will have the attitudes, skills and abilities to help them become active members of society.
The Inclusion team works closely with a number of community organisations to support our children and families. These vary dependent on what the children need but can range from local charities, children’s centres, libraries and the health visitors and GP surgeries.
We often hold events in school to raise funds or awareness of different charitable organisations – these include Macmillan coffee mornings, Children in Need and the NSPCC. Closer to home, we collect donated food for Slough foodbank at regular times of the year.
Our children attend sporting events with other schools in the community and participate in local arts events, including visual and performing arts. Children with SEN or disabilities are included in these events with all of the other children. We run a programme of outdoor learning events for our children, which includes going on walks to local areas of interest as well as residential trips.
We have strong links with other schools in the community, including special schools. We work closely with local secondary schools so that when our children leave Claycots they can get off to a flying start at their new schools. During the Summer term, our Year 6 pupils participate in a range of events and special days designed to prepare them for moving on to secondary, and we take special care to work with our vulnerable or special needs children during this time.