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Primary School

SEND and Equality

Our SENDCo is Sarah Smith.


Our SEND Governor is David Whitehouse.


At some point through a child's journey through education they may need to have access to extra differentiated provision to either 


  • fill gaps in learning enabling children who may have fallen behind for various reasons to make accelerated progress; or 


  • broaden and extend knowledge and understanding to take learning further.

This page intends to set out the provision we have in place to support both groups of children.


At Carterton Primary School, we all work to create an environment where all children feel welcome, accepted, valued, safe and confident that they will get the right support to help develop their talent and achieve their goals. We work hard to help remove barriers to learning, to give each children the chance to reach their full potential. Successful inclusive provision is seen as the responsibility of the whole school community and applicable to all pupils.


Parents who may have a concern about their children are invited to make an appointment with the class teacher and SENDCo to discuss concerns and how we can best provide support.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Occasionally children may need to access learning experiences that are different and extra to the curriculum entitlement that all children receive.

Children who need this provision are identified by the parent or class teacher and then steps are put in place to ensure that the child's needs are met.

At Carterton Primary School we pride ourselves in ensuring there is a strong partnership with parents in supporting the child though this phase of their education and class teachers will speak with parents regularly to inform of updates and progress.

Most children with SEN will have some time with either the Teacher or Teaching Assistant on a daily basis to practise key skills or follow a specific intervention programme. It is widely known that daily practise will have the best result and we endeavour to ensure that this is the case.

Children are assessed at the start and the end of each intervention to show the progress and impact that the work has had and either then remove the child from the SEN register if they are attaining at the same level as their peers or continue with an intervention programme with an different target.


For those children needing more specific support for their needs, the SENDCo will contact relevant services within the local authority requesting additional support. The link below shows the local offer offered by Oxfordshire County Council in supporting children with SEND.


Any complaints from parents of children with special education needs and disabilities about the support the school provides should initially be raised with the SENDCo and, if still not satisfied, should follow the procedure in the Complaints Policy.



SEND Policy