Pupils with Special Educational Needs

At Oakmeadow CE Primary & Nursery School, we strive to provide a supportive learning environment for all our pupils.  We endeavour 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 (SEN).  Once a child is identified as having SEN, they are placed at ‘SEN Support’.


SEN Support takes the form of a four part cycle(graduated process) 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 ‘SEN Support’ a provision map is put together in discussion with the parents and the class teacher.  This is tailored to address the specific needs of the child and involves input from specialist support and external agencies.  The provision map is reviewed termly between the parents and class teacher. 

Teaching assistants work closely with the class teachers and SENCO to deliver pupil progress and narrow gaps in attainment.  

Children with more complex needs may have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).  An EHCP is reviewed annually in line with the Local Authority guidelines.