SEND Provision at Oakmeadow

At Oakmeadow CE Primary & Nursery School we strive to ensure:

 

  • all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs.
  • all children are valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties.
  • all teachers are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs(SEN).
  • all children are enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, support and encouragement.
  • effective assessment and provision for children with SEN is achieved in partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and the relevant outside agencies we work closely with.

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.

 What do we mean by the term Special Educational Needs?

 Definition of Special Educational Needs from the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0-25 years (2014)

‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

•have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or

•have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.’

Mrs Morris is our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCo). She can be contacted via emailing the main school office admin@oakmeadowprimary.co.uk or by ringing the school directly on 01743 875020