Free resources and information
This self-evaluation tool has been designed for school settings to evaluate their SEND provision to inform an action plan for inclusion.
A self-evaluation form with 8 questions for SLTs and SENCOs to consider their responses and evidence for.
High quality teaching and inclusive practice
A summary of inclusive strategies that can be used to support a range of learners as part of quality first teaching as well as a selection of strategies for particular needs.
Individual Healthcare Plan IHP Template – Template from OHS for the creation of Individual Healthcare Plans for those with medical needs.
The Oxfordshire Literacy Difficulties Policy and Advice aims to provide schools with evidence-based guidance on the assessment and support of pupils with literacy difficulties.
- Overview of changes from the previous version
Template from OHS for the creation of Individual Healthcare Plans for those with medical needs.
Guidance on exclusions, reintegration TT
Schools must complete this plan when a temporary reintegration timetable to meet a pupil’s individual needs is considered to support a child / young person to engage in education. All children of statutory school age are legally entitled to full-time education so use of these plans should be short-term and only used in exceptional circumstances, only with full explicit parental consent.
This document is designed to support school staff plan for and support learners presenting with challenging behaviour. Ideally this will be used in conjunction with OXSIT’s Inclusion Support Plan with support from your OXSIT consultant.
Oxfordshire provision information
A list of Oxfordshire service providers supporting schools to: Improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils (those entitled to the pupil premium); Accelerate progress of learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; Support schools to reduce exclusion and improve attendance for learners vulnerable to underachievement.
The Oxfordshire SEND Local Offer with details of support services, guidance and polices, information and advice.
Links to EHCNA, Annual Review paperwork and OCC SEN Guidance
A link to the documents that schools need to submit to apply for an EHCNA.
Guidance and tools to support person centred planning for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment.
Oxfordshire Guidance for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support
All schools and settings should have a clear approach to early identification and response to children and young people’s SEN as part of their universal offer. This guidance supports Oxfordshire schools and settings to implement the SEND Code of Practice (2015) but does not replace the statutory guidance
- Schools SEN Guidance / accessible version
- Oxfordshire SEN Guidance for schools presentation
- Early Years SEN Guidance / accessible version
- Oxfordshire EYFS SEN Guidance presentation
- OCC SEN Guidance Descriptors
Oxfordshire Local Area Bitesize Training
The SEND Series: The Local Offer, the Graduated Approach and SEN Support
A PowerPoint explaining and exploring the EEF: Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools Guidance Report and encouraging self-reflection on SEN provision through a series of questions. The slides also consider, quality first teaching, the graduated approach, universal, targeted and personalised provision for CYP with SEND. Designed to be shared in a staff meeting to support whole school CPD and reflective practice.
A word document outlining the principles of Quality first teaching and how these underpin provision planning for CYP with SEND. The document shows strategies to support pupils at universal, targeted and personalised levels of support within each of the four broad areas of need and can be used by teachers to inform their Pupil Profiles for pupils at SEN Support and develop their in class provision for CYP with SEND.
This audit for school staff will support SLT and SENCOs in planning appropriate and timely CPD about SEND, The Graduated Approach and SEND provision in school.