Welcome to our SEND area for information and advice, to support parents and children.
At Oldfield Primary school, our motto is “It’s fun to learn” and we believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. Our aim is to enable every individual, regardless of ability, to achieve their full potential, to prepare for future life and to become lifelong learners, to develop a thirst for learning and to become good citizens equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.
Inclusion is important to us and we strive to make our teaching more innovative and responsive to the diverse needs of every child. All our teachers are trained to work with children with SEND and have access to information, resources, and training to teach them effectively. They recognise the abilities of each child and to ensure that child meets their full potential. Our staff are experienced in a wide range of special needs and disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech and Language difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specific learning difficulties and those with social and emotional needs. We are fortunate to work alongside specialist agencies for example Speech and Language therapists, Educational Psychologists and Autism outreach advisors to support our children.
If parents have a concern relating to their child's learning then this can be initially discussed with their class teacher or with the school SENDCo -Miss McArdle, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our SEND policy and Local offer can be found here https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer