Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Oxon CE Primary School, we seek to provide a supportive learning environment for all children. We strive to offer a curriculum that recognises the needs of every child, supports self-esteem and provides opportunities to fulfil personal potential.
All teachers are responsible for the progress of all the children in their class. When a teacher identifies that a child is making significantly less than expected progress, they work with parents and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to assess whether the child has Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Once a child is identified as having SEND, they are placed at ‘SEND Support’.
SEND Support takes the form of a four part cycle through which decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised; with a growing understanding of the child’s needs and of what support the child requires in order to secure positive outcomes.
When a child is at ‘SEND Support’ a Pupil Centred Plan is drawn up in discussion with the child, the parents and the class teacher. This short plan is tailored to suit the specific needs of the pupil and usually involves input from specialist support agencies. The Pupil Centred Plan (PCP) is reviewed termly.
Teaching assistants work with the class teachers and SENDCO to deliver pupil progress and narrow gaps in performance. Teaching assistants may be part of a package of support for the child, specifically focusing on key outcomes.
Children with more complex needs may have a Statement or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). A Statement is formally transferred to an EHCP once a formal review has taken place. Statements are transferred into plans in line with the Local Authority transition arrangements.
We are fortunate to have facilities at Oxon School that allow wheelchair access. Children with different abilities are encouraged to join in everyday activities with other pupils. Where this is not possible, other suitable activities can be arranged. Pupils with disabilities are admitted to Oxon school in accordance with the Local Authority guidelines and where applicable the SEND code of conduct.
To view the Shropshire Council SEND Local Offer, please click here, to view the Oxon School Local Offer, please see the document below.