Special Educational Needs

Stephen Freeman School is committed to inclusion. Our school aims to provide an appropriate and high quality education for all children in our care. We believe that all children are entitled to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. This will be readily accessible to them and they will be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that inclusion is essential in ensuring the equality of opportunity for all learners whatever their age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, attainment and background. This demonstrates our commitment to valuing the diversity of the school community.

It is accepted that many pupils will experience some form of difficulty at some time in their education. At Stephen Freeman Primary School we aim to match the pupils’ needs, whether they are complex and recognised by an Education and Health Care Plan or of a more specific but temporary nature, with appropriate support. Help may be provided in a variety of ways, ranging from high quality whole class teaching, intensive small group work or one to one support.

Pupils requiring support which is addtional to or different from that which is normally provided, have their needs recorded and their progress monitored through a Pupil Profile.

The school works closely with the Local Authority and other agencies to ensure that the needs of all our pupils are met.

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Ms. Jill Hazeldine

01235 814718

Email: SENCO2594@stephen-freeman.oxon.sch.uk

Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs

Mrs Lyn Belton

Email: chairofgovernors@stephen-freeman.oxon.sch.uk

SEND Admissions

Choosing a new school for your child is one of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent. We welcome visits to the school to enable your decision making process. Please contact the school office on 01235 814718 to make an appointment. The Local Authority oversee all admission arrangements including those for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We ask parents to discuss the child’s needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate interventions and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the Local Authority or other agencies may be requested to ensure that the school can meet any needs appropriately.