Inclusion at Chilton Primary School
On this page we have included links to our school policies, information about the new SEN Code of Practice and information provided by Oxfordshire County Council including the Local Offer.
Our Inclusion Manager is Mrs Knight. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) link governor is Liz Morris. If you ever have any questions or queries about your child please speak to your child's class teacher or do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Knight. Just ring the school office on 01235 834263 to make an appointment.
Our vision for children and young people with special needs is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well in their early years and at school; lead happy and fulfilled lives; and have choice and control.
Definition of SEN
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
(Code of Practice, DfE 2014)
Identification , Assessment & Provision
The school will follow the guidance contained within the Oxfordshire County Council document Identifying and Supporting Special Educational Needs (OCC 2014). Where learners are not making the expected progress and are significantly behind their peers, evidence is gathered from school, home and the learner him/herself to make a detailed assessment of need and put in place the appropriate provision. For those with more complex needs, an Educational Health and Care (EHC) Plan may be agreed. These will replace the current statements of special educational needs over the next three years.
As stated in our SEN policy, if a parent or guardian is concerned about SEN provision for their child, initial contact should be made with the class teacher. A meeting will be arranged, which may include the Headteacher and/or Inclusion Manager, to discuss the concern. Parents can also request an appointment with the Headteacher directly. SENDIASS Oxfordsire (Supporting parents of children and young people with SEND) is available to support parents in meetings concerning their child’s progress and welfare: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/sendiass
In the event of a formal complaint concerning SEN provision, parents/guardians are advised to contact the Headteacher and follow the school Complaints Procedure.
Additional advice from external bodies
The provision at Chilton Primary School supports the Local Offer of Oxfordshire County Council, where further advice can be found for parents and carers:
The following links provide further guidance and recent publications from the DfE:
Didcot Early Nurturing (DEN) centre
Some children may be offered part time placements at the DEN centre. Please see the link below for further information:
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS provide a wide range of mental health services for children and young people and community services. This link offers advice and a referral process for parents and carers.
Policies and reports
Please see linked documents below for information about our SEN policy, accessibility plan, SEND information report and inclusion report.