SEND pupils

SEND pupils: ‘It’s crucial that we don’t make any child feel singled out’

SEND pupils at St Giles are boosted by the inclusive school ethos

St Giles’ C.E. Primary School is a mixed primary school with approximately 400 pupils in Walsall, West Midlands. The school has an above average number of SEND pupils and around a quarter of pupils speak English as a second language. Simrat Mavi, Deputy Headteacher at the school, talks us through their priorities for all pupils. 

Surprise minibus donation for SEND pupils

The Variety Minibus donated to Fitzwaryn

Pupils at a local special needs school were overcome with joy after being surprised with a brand new minibus, generously funded by four charitable organisations, including St James’s Place Foundation. 

Parents, governors and friends of Fitzwaryn School in Grove, Wantage were invited to join pupils for a surprise event in the school’s playground. The event was organised by Ray Collins, a well-known local fundraiser who set up a charitable trust in his own name.  

Seconds after Mr Collins announced the real reason for the event, a shiny new minibus was driven towards the pupils and guests, who burst into spontaneous shrieks of joy and excitement.