SEND & Inclusion
At Epsom Downs Community School, children are taught to embrace and value difference. This ethos is taken very seriously and incorporated into the curriculum wherever possible. Each year, we take an active role in Anti-Bullying Week where children across the Key Stages take part in workshops and activities that teach them to address diversity in a positive way.
We are committed to the successful inclusion of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities.
We offer an inclusive curriculum and programmes to ensure the best possible progress for all children, whatever their needs or abilities.
We aim for every child with SEN to be happy, valued, successful, confident and fully integrated into school life. We believe that diversity is a strength which should be celebrated by all those who are associated with the school.
At Epsom Downs Primary School, children are taught to embrace and value difference. This ethos is taken very seriously and incorporated into the curriculum wherever possible. Each year, we take an active role in Anti-Bullying Week where children across the Key Stages take part in workshops and activities that teach them to address diversity in a positive way.
If your child has inclusion needs of any kind, we would be very happy to discuss them with you.
Additional support for parents and carers (Surrey County Council):
Zones of regulation
Our school uses a program called the Zones of Regulation across the whole school. This program is designed to help students develop skills in self-regulation, social awareness and emotional control.
We believe that the Zones of Regulation is an effective tool to help our students develop a deeper understanding of their own emotions and how to manage them. It also provides them with skills to better understand and empathise with the emotions of their peers.
Our teachers incorporate the Zones of Regulation into their classroom routines and activities. They provide opportunities for students to practice identifying and managing their emotions, and they use the Zones of Regulation language throughout the day.
As parents, there are ways that you can support this program at home. You can help your child identify and label their emotions, and encourage them to practice using the Zones of Regulation language. You can also talk with them about how they can use these skills to better understand and interact with others.
An overview of the Zones of Regulation is explained below:
What are The Zones of Regulation?
It is a framework that teaches children the skills to build awareness of their feelings and equip them with the necessary strategies to self-regulate to make themselves feel happier and more positive.
It utilises a variety of tools and strategies for regulation, prosocial skills, self-care, and overall wellness including: mindfulness, sensory integration, movement, thinking strategies, wellness, and healthy connections with others.
The Zones of Regulation creates a systematic approach to teach regulation by categorising all the different ways we feel into four concrete coloured zones and healthy connections with others.
How will The Zones of Regulation help my child?
Children are taught that all emotions are OK and that it is completely normal to feel different emotions at different times. The Zones of Regulation normalises all emotions. It teaches children to recognise their emotions (understanding that different emotions feel and look different to different people) and teaches children the transferable skills to ‘get back to the green zone’ which is the optimum zone for learning.
Zones of Regulation - Resources
Zones of Regulation Parents Meeting (Download)
The Colour Monster Book (Download)
Zones of Regulation tool kit (Download)
E.A.L - English as an additional language
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