About Our School
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)
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) is Miss Mallon who can be contacted through the School office on Tel: 01865 311064 or email headpa@ss-philip-and-james.
The School governor with a responsibility for SEND is Mrs Katharine Wilson who can also be contacted through the school office. The SEND Governor regularly meets with the SENCO and feeds back information to the rest of the school’s governing body. It is our aim that the SEN governor and SENDCo take part in SEN learning walks throughout the year to consider and develop the provision for SEND pupils across the school.
Our Pastoral Support Worker is Mrs Sarah Hiner who can be contacted through the School office on Tel: 01865 311064 or email office.3835@ss-philip-and-james.
SEND & Inclusion Policy
Our SEND and Inclusion Policies can be found on the Policies & Procedures page on our website. These include:
Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs 2020
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Reports
SEND Annual Report to Governors – July 2020 This report provides information about our provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
SEND Code of Practice
Statutory Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (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 below:
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.