SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITY (SEND)
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The children are at the heart of Oxton St. Saviours’ school ethos. Therefore the teaching and learning are matched to each child’s individual needs. This includes:-
- Ensuring the classroom environment is appropriately matched to each of the pupil’s needs.
- At times regular group work to enable the staff ratio support for learning.
- Highly trained and skilled staff who are experienced in working with children with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.
- A differentiated curriculum which is matched to the needs of all our learners.
- Age appropriate visual prompts in each classroom to help those with communication difficulties.
- Regular Speech and Language support and advice.
- Some children have Individual Education Plans and/or One Page Profiles. These are shared and evaluated with parents/carers.
Interventions used at Oxton St. Saviours:
Speech and language intervention – Wellcomm,
Social & Communication Interventions -Time To Talk, Socially Speaking
Motor Skills Development Programme – Smartmoves
Literacy Support – Early Literacy Support (ELS), Direct Phonics, Acceleread, Accelerwrite
Numeracy – Mission maths, Springboard
Outside Support for Literacy and Numeracy- Orrets Meadow
Parents/carers can contact us in a range of ways including:-
Through face-to –face meetings
Letters brought to school
The school has an ‘open door’ policy and parents/carers are welcome to drop in, although an appointment is advised if they wish to speak to someone in particular to ensure they are available to meet.
Letters are sent home to parents/carers to inform them of class trips, school plays and other school events.
A school newsletter goes out each Friday during term time and this gives the parents/carers details of any future events and informs parents/carers of any special events that have happened that week. It also celebrates the achievements of our pupils.
Individual classes at times invite the parents/carers in to look at displays or watch class concerts. The children would in this case bring a letter home.
TRANSITION TO AND FROM OXTON ST SAVIOUR'S
Parents and children are welcome to look round Oxton St. Saviours by booking a prior appointment with the school office. The purpose of the visit will be to have a look at the provision we offer and for you to access whether you feel we can meet your child’s needs.
Transition to secondary school can be a worrying time for both parents and children. Sometimes it is appropriate for a child to have additional transition visits to their new school, this is negotiated with the secondary school and authorised by Oxton St. Saviours. We ensure all the relevant paperwork is
passed on to the child’s secondary school and they are made aware of the child’s needs. Some children find the transition between classes difficult and for those children we offer a period of transition suited to their needs.
PARENTS’ EVENINGS & REVIEWS
Parents’ Evenings at Oxton St. Saviours are held 3 times per year. The first one
in the autumn term is the first formal opportunity for parents/carers to discuss
their child with his/her teachers. The second one takes place in the spring
term; at this meeting the parents/carers are able to look at their child’s work
and then discuss the progress made. The final one is in the summer term after
the parents/carers have received the child’s written report. This is an optional
Those children on the SEND register will have an Individual Education Plan(IEP) and/or a One Page Profile, this is discussed and reviewed termly with parents, either at the Parent’s Evening or at a separate time. Children who have a Statement, an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or an Individual Pupil Funding Agreement (IPFA) have an Annual Review, which takes place at a particular month dependent upon which year group the child is in. The child is involved in their review; depending upon their age their input will be different.
Timetable for Annual Reviews
F2 – June
Y1 – June
Y2 – February
Y3 – February
Y4 – July
Y5 – May
Y6- July ( If interim review is required- December Y6)
Parents/ Carers of children receiving support from Orrets Meadow will also
have meetings to discuss progress with the specialist teacher.