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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Our Vision for SEND Provision

We are all different and we all have our own individual needs and talents. At Oakfield Primary School we recognise and celebrate difference and we believe all children deserve to experience success. All of our staff are responsible for delivering this. We are all teachers of children with Special Educational Needs, which includes our More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils. Through an inclusive and child-centred ethos, along with a strong partnership between home and school, every child will achieve their full potential.

At Oakfield we pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos. We believe in equal opportunities for all and our staff are skilled in using a variety of strategies, when supporting children with a range of different educational needs and disabilities. It is important that the links between home and school are strong, and hence we encourage parents/guardians to speak with their child's class teacher.  Appointments can be made by contacting the school office.


Oakfield Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) and Designated Teacher for Looked-after and Previously Looked-after children - contact details: Miss Rhianna Downey ( please refer to the school office)

The Local Offer

The Local Offer is where all information about services for children and young people with special educational needs is written down in one place. You can access it via the link below:

Identification and Assessment of Children with SEND

As set out in the SEND Code of Practice, the school follows the Graduated Approach to Assessment, which follows the four stages of Assess, Plan, Do and Review.  This allows for a more personalised approach to the identification, planning and assessment of SEND.

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SEND Waves of Intervention

Once a need has been identified, students will be given a ‘Wave of Intervention’. This is decided by the SENDCo, in cooperation with staff and parents/carers, and outlines the type of support that the individual student receives.  These are summarised below:

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Parent Comments 

“I think that Oakfield is outstanding as a school, but more so with the children who have SEN needs. Teachers are approachable and always ready when you have any worries.”


“Couldn’t ask for better. Enjoy hearing about my child’s progress and his teachers are brilliant. Have brilliant relationship with them too which is important.”


“I know that everything has been done for my child in school, so I don’t think anything needs to be done differently.”


“We are kept up to date with my child’s progress and goals.”


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