Local guidance and policies
Identifying and supporting special educational needs (SEN Support)
We have produced guidance for early years providers and primary schools (pdf format, 1.7Mb) and secondary schools (pdf format, 1.1Mb) on identifying and supporting children and young people with special educational needs.
It sets out:
- a clear and consistent approach to identifying when a child or young person has special educational needs and how to support them to achieve good outcomes.
- how parents, children and young people should be involved and how they can contribute to decision making.
- expectations of what schools and settings will put in place for the funding that they receive.
It includes an introduction for parents, a detailed glossary of words and acronyms that you may come across and guidance about good practice when holding a review meeting.
- The Education of Children and Young people who are unable to Attend School due to Medical Needs (pdf format, 316Kb)
- ADHD protocol and guidance
Oxfordshire’s approach to identifying and meeting the needs of young people with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.
- Literacy difficulties policy and advice (pdf format, 883Kb)
Guidance for schools on supporting children and young people with literacy difficulties
- Personal care policy (pdf format, 405Kb)
Guidance for schools and settings on including children with personal care needs
- Reading comprehension (pdf format, 2.7Mb)
Guidance for schools on reading comprehension skills
- Schools Accessibility Strategy (pdf format, 1.3Mb)
Schools and education authorities have a duty to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, originally under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and more recently under the Equality Act 2010. This strategy helps school leaders, disabled students and their parents understand the reasonable adjustments duty and includes examples of good practice. Within this strategy is an Accessibility Strategy Toolkit (pdf format, 425Kb) which any school can use
- Oxfordshire Autism Joint Commissioning Strategy 2013-2017
A strategy to enable children, young people and adults with autism to lead fulfilled lives.
- Guidance for Schools on Reduced Timetables (pdf format, 292KB)
- Reduced timetable performa (doc format, 89KB)
Sets out how to put the 2014 SEN and Disability reforms into practice.
This is the guidance that those who make decisions about exclusions have to follow.
Advice on how to identify and support children and young people in school whose behaviour suggests that they may have unmet mental health needs.
Supports the government’s goal to help young people with SEN or disability succeed in learning, work and life.
- Early Support Programme