Longcot and Fernham Church of England Primary School
SENDCo: Miss Victoria Jones
Contact Details: VIJones@laf.faringdonlearningtrust.org
All mainstream schools have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). At Longcot and Fernham, our SENDCo is Miss Jones. She works with pupils, staff and parents to support pupils who need extra help to achieve their full potential at school. She is currently undertaking the NASENDCo Award which is a nationally recognised award in the SEND field.
Pupils may be identified as having a range of learning needs or physical disabilities which could impact upon their learning.
We are a mainstream, academy school. Our SEND children are fully integrated into our five classes.
On this page you will find a copy of our SEND information report, which explains how we support pupils with special educational needs, including what kind of needs are provided for at our school and our policy for identifying and assessing pupils with special educational needs.
Areas of Need
There a four main areas of SEND that help identify a child's needs and provisions.
Cognition and Learning
This includes children who have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
Communication and Interaction
This includes children who have speech, language and communication difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This includes children who have visual or hearing needs, or a physical disability that affects their learning
Miss Jones will work with everybody concerned to create the best learning environment for each child and ensure their needs are being met to make sure they feel happy and safe at school and achieve their potential.
Pupil Profiles and Outcome Plans
Every child identified with a SEND need will be given a pupil profile and an outcomes plan. This is a plan tailored to each child and is created with the SENDCo, the class teacher, the parents/carers and the child. This also provides regular consultations and updates to assess the child's progress and current needs. They will be set targets that will also be regularly reflected upon.
Below, you will find information regarding our SEND policy, the Oxfordshire Local Offer and local authority support, our governing body, and support that is provided for families from our school, voluntary organisations and health and social services bodies.
The Oxfordshire Local Offer
The Oxfordshire Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educations needs (SEND) and their parents or carers. It includes support systems that the county offer including education, health and social care.
Due to our location being on a county border, some of the school support links are in Wiltshire. If you would like further information about Wiltshire support links, please contact Victoria Jones (SENDCo) on the above contact information.
Useful Links for Families
SEND Information and Reports