School SENCo - Charlotte Saunders
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Oakley Infant School
This information details how Oakley Infant School meets the needs of children in the school, particularly those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and the support that is available for them and their parents. Please contact the school to meet with the SENCO or Headteacher to discuss your child’s needs and any concerns you may have.
Special Needs at Oakley Infant School
Oakley Infant School is a maintained mainstream infant school for children from 4 – 7 years.
Oakley Infant School is a Rights Respecting School, we believe that every child has the right to be educated, the right to be treated fairly and the right to be heard and have their views considered.
The Governors and staff recognise that:
All children are encouraged to take an active role in the life of the school through membership of the School Council or Focus groups and through responsibilities they assume such as the role of ‘Playground Friend’ where they are responsible for looking after the other children and making playtime a ‘Happy and Safe.’ time for all.
The SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is Charlotte Saunders. She can be contacted via the school office. School staff are trained in supporting a variety of learning and special needs and can be specifically trained to meet the needs of individual children if necessary.
Some staff have specific training in Speech and Language, Dyslexia and in delivering programmes such as SIDNEY. The school has a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) who helps children to understand and regulate their emotions.
Oakley Infant school offers a welcoming environment and we always would want to talk to parents in the first instance to resolve any worries. If there are any concerns about a child we would always contact parents so that the school and the home can work together to ensure the best outcomes for the child. If you have any concerns about your child the first point of contact should be their class teacher. The SENCo can also be contacted to discuss issues around identification of needs, progress, support or transition. Any formal complaints are dealt with in line with the schools complaints policy which is available from the school office or on the website.
Please contact the school SENCo—Charlotte Saunders.
If you require further information or signposting to additional services. Copies of school policies on SEND, Behaviour, Equality and Learning as well as a leaflet about the SEN offer at Oakley Infant School are available from the school office or on the website. This information is part of Hampshire’s Local Offer for SEND. Further information on the Local Offer can be obtained from https://fish.hants.gov.uk/kb5/hampshire/directory/service.page?id=pK0DfzPoXu8&familychannel=6-1-3 or the link at the top of this page.