At Charlton-on-Otmoor C.E. Primary School we value children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Some of our aims as a school are to:
- Create a happy, supportive and safe environment where children can become friends and learn to help each other.
- Set high expectations to enable children to become motivated, enthusiastic, independent learners.
- Encourage children to value their own, and others' successes.
- Treat children and others fairly, and with dignity and respect, to maintain an inclusive school culture.
- For children to show kindness, care and concern, and exercise goodwill toward others
These feed into our attitude towards children who have additional needs. We are an inclusive mainstream Local Authority Church of England Primary School that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014) which can be found here:
What is SEN?
- communicating or mixing with others
- mental health
- thinking and understanding
- sight or hearing
- physical development
- social or emotional development.
Who can support me with my child’s SEND?
Having a child with SEND can be worrying and exhausting. The school recognises this and we want to help parents by working closely together. A parents first point of contact is always the class teacher; most concerns are easily addressed this way. If you would prefer, you can talk to the SENCo or the Head Teacher. The school encourages parents to share their concerns quickly. If you need more support we can put you in touch with SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Independent Advice and Support Services) who will be happy to help.
See below for school contact details.
This is the link for SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Independent Advice and Support Service):
Who is in charge of SEN in this school?
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Zoe Wells whose working day is Thursday. She works in collaboration with the Head teacher and class teachers, assisting in the development of inclusive classrooms and teaching practices and the day to day management of SEN in school. She will meet regularly to assess the progress of all children in the school and review whether a child needs additional support. Our SEN Link governor is Emma Goulart.
How can I support my child?
There are lots of ways you can help. The best way to help is to talk to the teachers and ask questions if you have them. Don’t be afraid to share information that might be useful to the school, for example, share any worries your child may have. If you need to, ask your child’s teacher for their advice and support, they can arm you with lots of ideas and tips.
Our SEND Policy and Information Report outlines our aims and all our arrangements for SEN coordination and management, including identification, assessment and provision. These can be found in the links below: