Inclusion at Mountjoy School takes a variety of different forms, best suited to the individual.

Pupils work together in different groups within Mountjoy School, in the local community and with other mainstream and special schools to celebrate learning together.

Pupils may come together for sport, music dance and creative activities or to work on specific core subject areas.

All inclusion opportunities are planned with individual needs and interests at the heart.  Most of the inclusion work we take part in is planned into the daily curriculum.

There are occasions when pupils may go on inclusion placements to another school to enrich their learning.  This placement may take a more formal route and will be discussed at the pupil’s person centred review.

We have some pupils who are dual-registered with us and a mainstream school.  For these pupils, the collaborative decision has been made that the needs of the individual can be best met by combining special and mainstream experiences to maximise learning and opportunity.

Mountjoy also welcomes pupils from mainstream settings for inclusion opportunities within our own school.

Mountjoy also provides weekly Buddies sessions in collaboration with The Children’s Centre.

Mr. Keith Hales, Headteacher of Beaminster School said “I am delighted by the success of the co-location between Beaminster and Mountjoy schools.  It has brought great benefits for both of us which include student leadership opportunities, team working, project planning and the additional range of unique skills that both staff can draw on.”