At Tackley CE Primary School, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone is important and valued and can achieve their absolute best. We know that all of the children in our school have unique talents, but that, at some point, many children may find aspects of school – be they academic, social, emotional or behavioural – challenging. All staff at Tackley share a commitment to supporting any child with an additional or special need, be this a short-term problem related to a very small part of the curriculum or school life, or more complex needs.

We strive to provide the support each pupil needs in order for them to become a motivated and successful learner. This support takes different forms for each child, but some of our strategies include:

  • Inclusive ‘first teaching’ in the classroom, with activities adapted to meet the needs of each child. Work planned for each child is based on detailed and careful ongoing assessment by well-trained teachers and teaching assistants, and is designed to engage and motivate all pupils
  • Clear feedback to pupils through high quality feedback about their learning
  • Good relationships with parents and carers, built on regular contact and a number of more formal meetings – including, for example, parent consultations, structured conversations, or pupil profile review meetings (for those pupils on the SEN register) each year
  • Individual targets for addressing each child’s specific next steps in learning
  • A range of proven intervention programmes, delivered by teachers and teaching assistants, including 1 to 1 or small group during the school day
  • Working closely with other agencies, including speech therapists, the educational psychology service, and CAMHS, to develop the support we are able to provide and to assist with target-setting and intervention work
  • A clear and regularly reviewed behaviour and anti-bullying policy aimed at ensuring Tackley is welcoming and inclusive to all pupils, regardless of any difficulties they may face

The documents in this section of the website provide more detail about our approach to supporting pupils with special educational needs. If you would like to find out more, please contact Mrs Sonya Barnett, (SENCo) via the email or Mrs Karen Ward, Headteacher. You can also find out more about some of the support which Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) offers more generally by looking at their Local Offer – link available below.

Further SEND Information:

SEND Information Report

UK SEND Code of Practice

Information for Oxfordshire parents about SEN and disability

Local guidance and SEN policies

OCC Local Offer

The following policies can be found on our policies and procedures page:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy
  • Accessibility Policy and Plan
  • Supporting Children with Medical Needs including Administration of Medication Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy