Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Saint Blaise we work hard as a staff team to be an ‘inclusive school’. We do this by working closely with parents and carers to ensure that we provide the best support for pupils who have specific needs: these needs may be learning or behaviour based, or centred on physical difficulties, global delay or autism. This team approach is led by Ruth Leach the school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).

Ofsted 2015 said ‘Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress because teachers use assessments to plan activities that match their different abilities.’  And ….‘Teaching assistants support disabled pupils and those with special educational needs well in class. They help these pupils understand and answer teachers’ questions and assist them in completing tasks. This shows that the school is committed to all pupils having an equal opportunity to learn and none is discriminated against.’

 

Please read our  SEN report September 2016 to find out more; you will find the answers to the following questions:

 

  1. What do we mean by pupils with special educational needs; all children are special aren’t they?
  2. How many pupils at St Blaise need SEND support?
  3. How do we know how well pupils are progressing?
  4. How do you make sure pupils make as much progress as they can?
  5. What do I do if I feel my child has special educational needs?

You may also be interested in looking at the SEN Policy.  Also the following policies all found under the Policy Tab: Inclusion Policy, Accessibility Policy and Plan; Gifted and Talented Policy.

More information can be found on relevant services in Oxfordshire through the following link:

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/support-services-send

If you do not have internet access please come and see us, or ring, and we will find out the information with you.

 

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