Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At SS Philip and James, we are committed to nurturing excellence in all of our pupils. Staff share a commitment to supporting any child with an additional or special need, and we strive to provide the support each pupil needs in order for them to become a motivated and successful learner. We provide for children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs including those with:
- Communication and Interaction Needs (this includes speech, language and communication difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions)
- Cognition and Learning Needs (this includes children who have learning difficulties and specific learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs(this includes children who have visual or hearing needs, or a physical disability that affects their learning)
Statutory Guidance on the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014 and updated on 30 April 2020 can be found by following the link: GOV UK SEND Code of Practice
The Communication and Interaction (C&I) team support our children who may experience difficulties communicating their wants and needs. C&I delivered Schools with Families Together (SWIFT) training to guide our families through practical strategies they can use to support their children. The training covered ‘Understanding Autism’, ‘Social Communication’, ‘Sensory Processing’ and ‘Emotional Wellbeing’. The slides and links for this training can be seen below.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) and Inclusion Lead is Miss Mallon who can be contacted through the School office on Tel: 01865 311064 or email: senco@ss-philip-and-james.
The School governor with a responsibility for SEND is Mrs Susie Bagnall who can also be contacted through the school office.
SEND & Inclusion Policy
Our SEND and Inclusion Policies can be found on the Policies & Procedures page on our website. These include:
- SEND Policy
- Accessibility Policy
- Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs 2020
SEND Information Reports
The Local Offer
Oxfordshire County Council provide further information for parents. These include;
- Oxfordshire SEND Local Offer: Information about Oxfordshire’s Local Offer including support services, activities for young people with SEN/Disabilities, healthcare and resources.
- Family Information Directory: Information about Oxfordshire’s activities, services and support for families in Oxfordshire.