Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Our SENCO is Miss Leanne Dixon.

All children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) are valued, respected and are equal members of our school.

We follow the principles of inclusion as outlined in the Department of Education Code of Practice for Special Education Needs. Please follow the link here to access the SEND Code of Practice, developed by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally and physically.
  • All teachers views themselves of teachers of pupils with special education needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility.
  • All pupils with special education needs should have their needs met.
  • Pupils special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom.
  • Pupils views should be sought and taken into account.
  • Parents/Carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child's education and therefore good home-school links are established.


Multi Agencies Approach:

Our school uses a multi-agency approach to support any children with additional needs. Our children, families and staff have regular access to the following professionals:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • SENSS Communication and Interaction Team
  • Teacher of the deaf
  • School Counselling Service
  • ELSA
  • HSLW
  • SEND Local Offer


What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer has been developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014. It aims to provide information on education, health and social care provision available for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs, in a way that can be accessed quickly and easily. Please visit the OCC website to find out more about the SEND: Local Offer.