At Phil & Jim we want all our pupils to be happy and reach their potential.  For some children this means that we give additional support so that they can participate fully in all aspects of school life. We currently provide this support for children with the following Special Educational Needs (SEN):  communication and interaction needs, specific learning difficulties, social and emotional needs and physical difficulties.

Our Special Educational Needs Policy (which can be found on the policies page) details how we identify and assess children with SEN. The SEND Coordinator is Miss Patterson and she can be contacted at school by telephone (01865 311064) or through the school office (

We aim to build good relationships with parents, involving them in decisions about the support their child needs. We hold review meetings three times a year and, in addition, children with Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans or Statements have an annual review.  These meetings provide a formal opportunity to discuss children’s progress.

We are committed to involving children as fully as possible when making decisions about their education.

All children in school receive Quality First classroom teaching.  Children may also have additional support in small groups or 1:1 with an adult.  Some children follow individual programmes recommended by outside professionals, and may need special equipment or adaptations to their learning environment to help them fully access the curriculum and all other school activities.

We work with external professionals to ensure the best provision for our children, including the following services:  Educational Psychology, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Oxfordshire’s SEN Support Services, Social Services, CAMHS and a range of other specialist teaching and medical professionals.

Children’s progress is assessed regularly to ensure that the support they receive is as effective as possible.

In addition to the support we provide during the school day, all children have the opportunity to attend our Breakfast Club, extra-curricular clubs and After School Club.

For further information, please refer to the school’s SEN Report Mid Year May 2020

Please refer to the Oxfordshire County Councils website for Oxfordshire’s local offer for SEN and Disability (SEND). This brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with SEND.