Information for Parents

Special Educational Needs

Oakfield Primary School is highly committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs and abilities. The school seeks to raise achievement, remove barriers and increase physical and curricular access to all by providing a friendly supportive learning environment. We aim to enable every child to learn as effectively as possible, to enjoy his/her learning and to provide a foundation for life-long learning. All children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) are valued, respected and are equal members of the school.

Our SENDCo, Miss Bray, works with a team of teaching assistants who support children with SEND. This support takes place both in the classroom and through short term interventions both individually and in small groups.

The class teachers meet regularly with parents and carers to keep them informed of their child’s progress towards the targets on their IEP and to share next steps in their learning. The SENDCo also meets with parents who have concerns about their child to discuss their progress, offer support and discuss possible solutions.

Our school ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) also supports children and parents through difficult times. Along with one of our TAs, she also runs a Nurture group two afternoons for KS1 and two afternoons for KS2.

We have very good links with the Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service which ensures any child joining us with little or no English can be well supported.

We work closely with outside agencies including the school nurse team, Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, CAMHS, Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) and Primary Behaviour Team.

At Oakfield Primary the school’s Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Miss Lucy Bray; she can be contacted via the school admin team.