At Oxhey First school, our aim is to ensure all children are supported in order that they may work confidently towards reaching their full potential. We strongly believe in the role of Quality First Teaching and curriculum entitlement for all children, regardless of their ability or background. We intend to remove barriers to learning, raise expectations and levels of achievement and work in partnership with other agencies to achieve this. Please see the links below to access more information on the Local Offer (external agency support) and our school Information Report and SEND Policy.
Send Information Report:
Quick guide to the SEND Code of Practice:
COVID 19 - Government recommended websites for supporting SEND pupils:
General resources and ICT support for SEND pupils:
SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability
Specific resources for pupils with ASD and sensory difficulties:
For resources to support children's Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) during COVID 19 and at other times, please see the SEMH drop-down box below.
At Oxhey, we recognise the importance of speech, language and communication as an essential skill for learning and building friendships. While all children develop and different rates, some will require additional support to boost their language and communication skills. The resources below indicate how you could help your child at home and provide links to useful websites you may wish to explore. If you are concerned about your child's developmental language then please see Mrs Holt, Inclusion Lead, or you child's class teacher.
At Oxhey First School we are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils to ensure that they make the best possible progress. As all children progress at different rates, there may be times when a teacher feels a child may benefit from an intervention group which would be in addition to every day class teaching. In some cases, this may be because we feel a child is not completely reaching their potential and may need ‘a little extra push’ or it may be to ‘catch up’ in a particular area.
It may be appropriate for your child to receive small group support either inside or outside of the classroom setting. Your child will work with their class teacher, TA or occasionally another member of staff and a programme of work will have been planned for your child that will aim to close any gaps or misconceptions that have arisen in their learning. Intervention will normally last for a period of 6 weeks. We measure the children’s abilities at the beginning and then at the end of the intervention, which shows us whether the intervention has had an impact and what will be our next steps.
There are a number of different interventions that may take place to support the needs of your child, including:
- Phonics and word building
- Reading and spelling
- Fine-motor skills
- Learning new information and concepts
- Working with numbers and the number system
- Working memory
- Balance and coordination
- Speech and language