Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
This is what our children think of All Saints School
Our SEND Ethos
At All Saints CE school we are committed to helping every child succeed and achieve their full potential. We recognise that every single child is different, with their own unique talents, but every child is equally precious. We know that children come to school with different strengths and experiences and at some point, many children may find some aspects of school challenging. These may be academic, social, behavioural or emotional challenges. At our school, we share an inclusive ethos and a commitment to supporting all children: we want to see your child flourish!
For more information about how we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please read our school SEND Information Report.
SEN Coordinator, Alison Martin
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Didcot Area School Partnership Local Offer
Our vision for children and young people with special needs is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years and at school; lead happy and fulfilled lives; and have choice and control. (Oxfordshire County Council)
Definition of SEND
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
(Code of Practice DfE 2014)
Identification, assessment and provision
The school will follow the guidance contained within the Oxfordshire County Council document Identifying and Supporting Special Educational Needs (OCC 2014).
Where learners are not making expected progress and are significantly behind their peers, evidence is gathered from school, home and the learner him/herself to make a detailed assessment of need and put in place appropriate support. For those with the most complex needs, an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan will be agreed.
Admission of pupils with disabilities
In accordance with legal requirements, children who have an Educational, Health and Care Plan naming the school in that plan will always be admitted. Children with disabilities who need to be admitted to a school on the grounds of physical accessibility have a priority in the school’s Admissions Policy.
Access and provision for pupils with disabilities
In its day to day operation, the school will work to
- promote equality of opportunity for disabled pupils to all aspects of school life
- eliminate discrimination and harassment
- use every opportunity to promote positive attitudes towards people with a disability
- encourage participation by people with a disability in the life of the school
- take steps to meet the needs of people with a disability, even if this requires reasonable adjustments to be made
- ensure that all staff are appropriately trained and have access to and the support of relevant outside agencies.
- monitor the progress of pupils with a disability
The school has an accessibility plan showing how it plans to evaluate and improve access to all aspects of the school and school life.
Please see the school’s SEND policy for more details.
This provision supports the local offer of Oxfordshire County Council:
Useful Documents and Resources:
10 Ways to Foster Healthy Emotion Regulation
Talking SEND - A Parent's Guide to SEND Support in Mainstream Schools - Workshops in Oxford, Didcot and Thame
Using differentiation every lesson to make sure that all children are successful in their learning.
Free Independent Support Leaflet re Statements of Special Education Needs.pdf
Literacy Difficulties Policy for Oxfordshire
Hearing your Child Read prompt sheet