The Gates Inclusion Champions
Welcome to The Gates Inclusion Champion page, we are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to make an impact on our school and local community. We will update this page regulary with what we have been busy working on.
We are The Gates Inclusion Champions
We promise to work together to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion by appreciating and understanding diversity so that we all feel equal, valued and listened to.
- To work collaboratively to support anyone who feels socially isolated.
- To increase everyone’s awareness of diversity and inclusion through engagement.
- To encourage independence through different forms of communication
Autumn Half Term Update
During our first meeting, we discussed our leadership action plan and what events we wanted to work towards throughout the year.
One of our key priorities this year is to encourage indepndence through different forms of communication. To help us achieve this, we have begun to learn 'sign along'.
What is sign along?
Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.
You can learn more here: Signalong - The Communication Charity
To help us get started, Miss Southern taught us to sign along to our Gates Golden Goals. We will then use this new learning to create a video, teaching staff, children and the wider community.
Autumn Term Update
What a busy term Autumn term we have had! Following on from our initial meeting, we have worked collaboratively to complete some of the actions we agreed at the start of the year. So far we have led an assembly during Disability Month focusing on ‘Tourettes’, discussing how we can continue to support those with disabilities, ensuring inclusion is at the forefront of what we do. In addition to this, we have received training on sign along and begun to create videos to share with school and the wider community.
Please click on the link below to find out more about what we aim to do.
The Gates Inclusion