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 pupil centred plan (PCP) is put together in discussion with 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 PCP 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.
The robust systems and procedures within school, ensure children with SEND are identified at the earliest opportunity and specific strategies and targeted interventions are put in place to support them. Our highly experienced and qualified SEND Team within school possess a wealth of skills and experience to support children with a range of special needs as well as parents.
The SEND section of this website contains information about SEN and some of the many ways in which we seek to fulfil our responsibilities to those children who may need support during their time with us.
Mrs Helen Morris
Mrs Morris is our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCo). She can be contacted via emailing the main school office firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing the school directly on 01743 875020