Special Educational Needs

All children are special! However, some require more particular provision and may need to work in smaller groups or receive more dedicated adult support at some stage in their time at the school.

Our aim is to identify areas where children may be under achieving or having learning difficulties at an early stage. We identify those with additional needs using OCC guidance, and inform parents if we think children require additional support. We assess all children regularly and plan for their provision in class and any additional interventions in a smaller group. This is recorded in a pupil profile. For those on the SEN register progress is reviewed and outcomes agreed three times in the school year with parents and children. We aim to work closely with parents and children, respond to any concerns and celebrate achievements.

Professionals Involved by the School

SEN provision in school is overseen by Joanna Stainer, our SENCO, who works in partnership with teachers and teaching assistants and a range of external educational specialists as required, including: Educational Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Outreach Team, Support Service for Autism, Speech Therapist, Behaviour Support Team, Occupational Therapy, Downs Syndrome Support, Language and Communication Advisory Teacher.

SENCO: Mrs Joanna Stainer


Click to view: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information Report 2023

Click to view: Special Educational Needs Policy

Click to view: Special Educational Needs Booklet for Parents

Click to view: The Oxfordshire County Council Local Offer for Children with SEN and disabilities


'Leaders have refined the curriculum to ensure that pupils with special educational
needs and/or disabilities (SEND) flourish and achieve highly in their work.' OFSTED 2020