North Leigh C of E Primary School
Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

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 SEND 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. In a small number of cases where there is still a lack of progress, perhaps where there are more complex needs and a range of external agencies the school may apply for an Education Health and Care Plan. Children who are already have a statement of educational need will switch to an EHCP within 3 years.

If you have concerns about your child’s progress please do not hesitate to speak to their class teacher.

Mrs Karen McGowan
SENDCo
North Leigh C of E Primary School Staff
Professionals Involved by the School

SEND provision in school is overseen by our SENDCo, Karen McGowan, 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.
Should you want to make an appointment with the SENCo please contact the school office.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Report

For further information please look at our SEN 2016 information report and SEN Policy and the Local Offer on the OCC website:
Special Education Needs & Disabilities Policy
SEN Information Report 2017 - 2018
Accessibility Statement and Plan 2017-2020
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
North Leigh C of E Primary School
North Leigh C of E Primary School      Park Road      North Leigh      Witney      OX29 6SS
01993 881525               email